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Zebra crossing very uneven traps water and is slippery in the rain and is lethal as ices over in the frost

Reported in the Road Markings - Worn/Faded category anonymously at 22:46, Fri 29 November 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 4 minutes later. ref: 1868709.

The zebra crossing white stripes are very slippery when wet. As water lays on the uneven surface. This has been a problem for the last 2 months Today sheet ice across the crossing led to a child hitting their head on the kerb.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. 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 22:50, Fri 29 November 2019

  • Thank you for raising the enquiry and I’m sorry to hear of a child slipping on the zebra crossing. The road isn’t on a gritting route so a grit bin has been placed at the crossing for the public to use during severe cold weather. I have noted that a kerb needs repairing and we will complete this work within seven days. I will monitor the crossing during the next rainfall to investigate if ponding is occurring on the entrance to the crossing. If ponding is visible, I’ll discuss the issue with the maintenance team and decide on what measures we can take.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:42, Wed 11 December 2019

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:44, Wed 11 December 2019

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