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Dangerous road markings

Reported via desktop in the Road markings category anonymously at 13:05, Friday 16 April 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

3 lanes of traffic leave the A47, both the left lane and centre lane have road markings indicating left only ( ie towards wymondham) repeatidly traffic in the left lane goes straight on to heathersett. In the last week both my wife and daughter using the middle lane road marked to go left only, have narrowly avoided accidents with traffic going straight over from the left lane. it is only a matter of time until there is a serious accident if the lane markings are not revised.

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England regarding the road markings at the roundabout.

    After discussing this with our route manager. The markings direct you to turn left in the nearside and middle lanes and the offside lane is for Hethersett directions (straight on) as well as Norwich direction (right turn). There have been occasions where the conflict as described has been noticed, but this was relatively rare on his experiences. Where this has occurred it has been a case of driver error, not observing the markings.

    We have a scheme due to start in early 2023 where there are plans to widen the existing slip road on the A47 westbound and build a dedicated left-hand free flow lane to the A11 southbound

    As the new scheme is proposed it is unlikely and further measures would be funded at the location, it is not one of the collision clusters highlighted in the highest priority in the last review of safety undertaken on the East Region Network. It was reported as one to keep under review as there was no clear collision pattern at the interchange.

    If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000

    • info@highwaysengland.co.uk

    Please quote 2674912 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted anonymously at 09:14, Monday 26 April 2021

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