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Severe visibility issue caused by over-grown foliage

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 11:05, Mon 8 July 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 1688272.

When approaching from the Great Doddington side of the river - visibility is severely reduced, as oncoming traffic cannot be seen until you have proceeded over the bridge. Issue is ongoing in spring and summer months. First reported to Kier in November 2016.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:10, Mon 8 July 2019

  • Works have been instructed to clear vegetation from bridges

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:37, Thu 11 July 2019

  • 26.07.19 1.30pm - This is a serious visibility issue for motorists, who CANNOT see over the bridge and the second bridge, to ensure it is safe to proceed. The vegetation needs to be cut down - in front of the safety barrier, behind it and behind the fence (on the river bank. It also needs cutting down on the far river bank, adjacent to the parking. PLEASE can you send a team out today or tomorrow. I have just witnessed ‘grid-lock’ on the bridges as it is ‘Bug Jam’ weekend at Santa Pod. Some grass has been cut - a bare minimum. This has not resolved the issue.

    Posted anonymously at 14:45, Fri 26 July 2019

  • 04.08.19 Visibility severely restricted. Thank you for trimming the grass in front of the barrier and cutting-down one of the large bushes on the river bank. Unfortunately, this hasn’t done enough to provide clear visibility for drivers. They CANNOT see clearly to make a decision as to whether to cross BOTH bridges safely. The issue is exaggerated by the large (planted) bushes on the land between the two bridges. Please can you take responsibility to make this crossing safe again.

    Posted anonymously at 18:16, Mon 5 August 2019

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