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Give Way sign leaning and dirty, flourence bollards are damaged, lack of signage causing accidents

Reported in the Damaged / Missing / Facing Wrong Way category anonymously at 10:13, Monday 12 August 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 2 minutes later. ref: 1728874.

Signage issue located at T junction of the road that runs from A605 roundabout up towards Fotheringhay that you then turn right towards Fotheringhay or left towards Tansor. The residents who live opposite this junction frequently have cars crashing into the wall of their property (3 accidents happened over the weekend). The signage on the T junction is not very clear. The give way sign is leaning over and incredibly muddy, and there are two fluorescent bollards on either side of the junction that have been severely damaged. Request for more adequate signage such as a stop sign on the junction to prevent someone getting seriously hurt having an accident as cars are driving straight over the T junction as unaware it is a T junction. The give way sign is extremely close to the junction which does not give drivers advanced notice of the junction.

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    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:15, Monday 12 August 2019

  • Thank you for making us aware of these recent incidents, we were not previously aware of issues at this junction. We cannot use a STOP sign here as those are very tightly restricted and the conditions do not apply here. Siting Give Way signs can be difficult at rural junctions, as the sign has to be within a certain distance of the give way line. However for drivers approaching from the A605 there are the directional signs for Tansor/Fotheringhay etc. These signs are directly in front of approaching drivers and are visible from a long distance as drivers come down the hill, showing that the road does not continue straight on. The road markings are also in adequate condition. We will investigate moving the Give Way sign, but visibility may be difficult at different times of year due to vegetation, trees etc so alternatively we may install an advance Give Way sign in addition to the existing sign. Thank you.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:56, Friday 30 August 2019

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