New A63 safety barriers ‘buckle in heat’

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New A63 safety barriers ‘buckle in heat’

New A63 safety barriers ‘buckle in heat’
2022-08-13 04:00:00
Safety barriers on the A63 in East Yorkshire appear to have buckled in the heat. Photographs taken on Thursday afternoon from the Water Lane Bridge, in South Cave, show stretches of deformed barriers in the central reservation. One photo shows the barriers, which are usually at either side of the reservation, meeting in the middle. New safety barriers were installed along the A63 last year. The National Highways Agency, has confirmed they are aware of the issue concerning the appearance of the barriers and are investigating the cause. READ MORE: Police hunt for driver after cyclist seriously injured in Spring Bank hit and run The reader who took the photos told Hull Live he feared the barriers may have buckled in the heat, and this possibility is being looked into by National Highways. Crash barriers made of steel are at risk of changing shape when subjected to extreme heat, similar to railway tracks. Mandy Foster, National Highways Service Delivery Manager (Maintenance) said: “We are aware of the issue with the appearance of the steel central barriers on the A63 near South Cave. Our teams have attended the site to investigate the exact cause, whether this is due to seasonal variances or another cause. “We are continually monitoring and assessing the issue to ensure the barriers remain safe.”

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