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Visibility Splay Destroyed - Danger to Road Safety

Reported via mobile in the Overgrown trees category anonymously at 10:22, Sun 29 August 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2965296.

As a Parish Councillor, I have received several reports from Newborough residents that visibility is a problem when exiting Werrington Bridge Road onto the roundabout and joining the A15. I have just been down to the site to investigate and the problem is very bad. It is not possible for drivers to see southbound vehicles on the A15 until they are actually joining the roundabout, which they often do at speed because they have good visibility from their right.

Apparently there have been a number of near misses recently so this matter should be dealt with as a matter of urgency.

While the offending small trees may be privately owned, highway authorities have powers under section 79 of the Highways Act 1980 to remove such obstructions.

Could someone also look at the overgrown weeds on the Werrington Bridge Road triangular island that seperates traffic on and off the same roundabout as this vegetation is also impeding visibility. Thank you.

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  • Inspection Arranged

    Thanks for your enquiry regarding a council-owned tree.

    Your enquiry has been allocated to one of our qualified tree surveyors who will carry out an inspection and provide an update within 20 working days.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 07:51, Tue 31 August 2021

  • Works approved

    The works recommended from the inspection have been approved and we are in the process of issuing a work order to our contractor.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 10:37, Mon 11 October 2021

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