Suffolk: A12 has UK’s worst surface

The A12 has ranked as having the worst surface quality in the UK last year according to a survey.

Transport Focus’ Strategic Roads User Survey for 2022/23 found that the A12, which stretches from Lowestoft in east Suffolk all the way to London, is considered to have the worst surface quality out of all major A roads and motorways in the UK, says the Lowestoft Journal.

Just 44% of survey recipients said they were very satisfied or fairly satisfied with the surface quality of the A12. The A12 also ranked as having the second-worst satisfaction rates and joint second-worst wait times in the UK.

The survey concluded that “the state of the A12 road surface is terrible, added to that the on-going roadworks make it a fairly unpleasant journey”.

After being questioned about the survey, National Highways said: “The opinions of drivers matter to us and this independent research helps us further understand how road users feel about our roads.”

(Pic – Sarah Lucy Brown)


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