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Call for action over 'dangerous' A449 junction
11:31am Monday 12th May 2014 in News
2014595901 Paul Jackson 12.05.14 Worcester A driver has raised concerns that the grass verges need cutting at the Hadley junction of the Ombersley Road. (6112465)
AN OVERGROWN junction onto a busy dual carriageway north of Worcester has been described as "terrifying and highly dangerous".
She said the vegetation in the centre of the road had become so overgrown that drivers could not see far enough ahead to safely join the main road.
“You literally have to take your life into your own hands to cross the road,” she said.
“In order to see if the road is clear, you have to edge out into the oncoming traffic which is hurtling towards you at 60 mph.
“It is terrifying and highly dangerous.”
She said she had contacted Worcestershire County Council’s highways department twice in the past two weeks to report the problem but nothing had been done.
“I have stressed the urgency and the seriousness of the situation at this crossing point,” she said.
“I have not even had an acknowledgement of my reports.
“I couldn’t live with myself if someone was killed, and they easily could be if the council doesn’t cut the vegetation enabling drivers to see the oncoming traffic.”
Mrs Letts said the same situation seems to arise every year, saying: “You would have thought that highways might have learned by now that cow parsley grows in May”.
The county council's cabinet member with responsibility for highways Cllr John Smith said the problem would be dealt with as a matter of urgency.
"We would like to thank members of the public for bringing this to our attention," he said.
To report a problem on a road in the county call the Worcestershire Hub on 01905 765 765 or visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk.
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