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Tarmac coming away due to heavy weeds

Reported in the Slabs - Uneven / Damaged / Cracked category anonymously at 07:28, Tue 20 August 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 2 minutes later. ref: 1737798.

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There are two large lay-bys in Mill Road. The one next to a long line of conifers (opposite the alleyway that connects to London Road) has many weeds growing through the cracked tarmac that covers the footpath. Residents are trying to cut these back as they got to knee height and became a trip hazard. When you try and pull them away, the tarmac peels off leaving holes along this section which again is another potential hazard.

This issue has become progressively worse over the last summer.

The path would do well with a removal of the damaged footpath and relaid.

Thank you.

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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 Highways at 07:30, Tue 20 August 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A site visit has been udnertaken and at this time there are no defects that meet our investigatory levels. We will continue to monitor through our programme of routine highway safety inspections.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:12, Wed 21 August 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Our weed spraying contractors will attend this site within the next 28 days to spray the weed growth and remove the hazard present at this site.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:02, Fri 23 August 2019

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