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Debris on A316

Reported via Android in the Debris in the carriageway category anonymously at 18:51, Tuesday 11 May 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2720047.

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Piece of metal approx 70cmx30cm in the carriageway that flew up from under a car ahead of me in the lane beside me and damaged my car as it spiralled across from the middle of the lane it was in to the lane I was in.

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  • I cycled down this road after it happened to get an image of what hit my car and the highway is a disgusting mess kerbside, on the central reservation, and on any part that doesn't see regular traffic across it. Littered with old road signs, sheets of plaster board, a large flat screen tv and mountains of smaller items and general heaps of detritus. Doesn't look like this road has been cleaned up in many years. If it has, then it needs much more regular cleaning and there's no excuse for highways contractors to be leaving old signs and cones or parts of either behind.

    Posted anonymously at 19:01, Tuesday 11 May 2021

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. This has now been investigated and we have referred it to our contractors. If this is confirmed as safety issue this will be attended within two hours. Otherwise, we aim to attend within 24 hours. Should you need anything else, or if you have any questions please our contact customer services team on 0343 222 1234

    Please also be aware that, all Action Scheduled reports are automatically closed after 28 days. However, the fault will be fixed within this timescale, which may be sooner, or in a few cases take a little longer.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 19:50, Tuesday 11 May 2021

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    6 days later it was still there, just moved to partially on the kerb and partially in the gutter of the inside lane where so many vehicles have flicked it around the road driving on or over it. Looked like it might have gone on day 7 but can't be sure as it was raining and visibility was impaired as I was also on a scooter that day. Good job it didn't hit me when I was on the scooter rather than in the car.

    Posted anonymously at 18:18, Tuesday 18 May 2021

  • The action scheduled for your report should now have been completed as detailed in your previous response. On some occasions it does take a little longer than scheduled. If you have any further queries on this, please either create a new report or contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 05:32, Wednesday 9 June 2021

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