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Concerns over A1 noise levels raised by Balderton residents




Residents say the deteriorating condition of the A1 near the homes is causing added noise and vibration to their lives, which have become a misery.

People living on Gamage Close, Balderton, many of whom have lived there for over 20 years, say they have never known it as bad.

One elderly resident is said to be too frightened by the noise and vibration to sleep at night as she thinks someone is breaking into their home.

Residents say the deteriorating condition of the A1 near the homes is causing added noise and vibration to their lives, which have become a misery. (45389595)
Residents say the deteriorating condition of the A1 near the homes is causing added noise and vibration to their lives, which have become a misery. (45389595)

Another said: “We are used to a certain amount of noise, but its now hell.

“The road surface is breaking up and Highways England have been supposed to be dealing with it for some time.

“When the HGVs go over it that it causes a huge rumble.”

Another resident said: “We had triple glazing fitted but it made no difference. I’ve been woken up 14 times in one night.

“It’s taking its toll on my mental health.

“We were supposed to have sound and vibration level checks done last June, but they never happened.

“The re-surfacing isn’t due until 2025.”

Highways England’s programme development manager, Karen Moore said: “We are aware of the issues raised and understand the concerns of residents.

“We have already carried out some repairs to the road surface and we’re continuing a programme of repairs along this stretch of the A1 to alleviate noise for those living nearby from passing traffic.”



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