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Litter alongside carriageway

Reported via desktop in the Main Carriageway (NH) category by Trevor Paul Lawrence at 12:57, Thursday 7 March 2024

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5681363.

WHY; are the current drainage improvement works leaving more debris behind? The verge has been Cut-Back, but has not bothered to cut higher up the bank to avoid future leaf and vegetation falling on the drainage duct. The cut-back has avoided large items such as old road signs and tyres, rather than remove the rubbish and re-erect the sign. Why has the sign for "Danger" Queues Ahead, not been made permanent towards jnct 7. Why have the drains been 'cleared of debris' but the debris only been put to one side, in most cases next to the Drain, which will be washed back into the gulley again ! After remedial work two years ago to add gravel drainage along the M54 thru A5 stretch, trees have now sprouted in the central reservation and in the verge gravel, but not been removed or cut back. .................. endless poor maintenance it seems !

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways about litter.

    We have passed your report to our local inspector who will review the issue as part of their next safety inspection and arrange any remedial action.

    Littering by people is, unfortunately, a behaviour that has a big impact on some parts of our roads. We aim to keep our roads as tidy and free of litter as we can. Our litter picking is carefully planned to try to minimise the impact it has on road users and the safety of our people. Litter picks often require lane closures, which are disruptive to traffic flow. To help reduce the frequency of this disruption, where we can, we usually combine our reactive litter picks with other maintenance work which can result in what appears to be a delayed response.

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by National Highways at 11:57, Tuesday 12 March 2024

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