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Litter everywhere, particularly at end of roundabout joining onto holyport

Reported via desktop in the Layby/ Emergency Area (NH) category anonymously at 12:09, Friday 15 March 2024

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5717746.

Absolute state the a404, whole length on both sides and holyport roundabout/junction. Embarrassment and depressing motorway to drive down. Been littered for far too long without any clearing. Please address. I know i'm not the only to complain.

Year today a 3 day litter clearup was done on a404. Get this done asap. Piling up is hideous and a danger to wildlife.....which still survives?

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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 13:05, Monday 18 March 2024

  • Thank you for contacting National Highways.

    Thank you for bringing your concerns regarding the condition of the A404 to our attention.

    We want to clarify that National Highways is only responsible for the maintenance of the A404(M) and A308(M) when it comes to litter management. From Junction 9B at Maidenhead Thicket onwards, responsibility for litter picking falls under the jurisdiction of the respective local authorities.

    Regarding the defects you've mentioned, our team is actively addressing issues within the areas of the road that fall under our responsibility. These defects are currently being attended to.

    As for the sections of the A404 that are particularly problematic, we understand your frustration. However, for these areas, we advise customers to contact their local authority directly to advocate for necessary works to be carried out.

    We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to address the concerns within our jurisdiction and encourage you to engage with your local authority to address issues on other sections of the A404.

    Please contact them to resolve this issue. Contact details for local authorities can be found by using the search facility at:

    Kind regards,

    National Highways

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by National Highways at 14:15, Tuesday 19 March 2024

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