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No sign alerting drivers to 90' bend from either direction

Reported in the Damaged / Missing / Facing Wrong Way category anonymously at 07:54, Sat 7 December 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 1 minute later. ref: 1878160.

The development of Yarwell Mill means a great deal more traffic in this area from visitors to the area. Residents know about this bend but there are absolutely no signs to alert traffic new to this road that a bend exists.

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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 07:55, Sat 7 December 2019

  • Thank you for contacting us about this issue. As drivers approach the bend from both directions, the view/route ahead is closed off by a hedge or house directly in front of them. Therefore it should be clear to a driver that they are approaching a bend, whether they know the road or not. However we will record the request for future consideration should resources permit.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 12:16, Thu 19 December 2019

  • Try it after dark. Have a look at the bent gate at the entrance to the field on the corner - at least one person was caught out. How much does a bend sign cost? Lack of funds does not mean the council has no responsibility for road safety markings. Near misses have been raised by residents at Parish Council meetings. Now there are over 100 residents at the Mill all year there is much more traffic during winter months when a few years ago there were no permanent residents.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 16:42, Thu 19 December 2019

  • Thank you for your further comments. I do use this road from time to time after dark, when the Yarwell Mill signs are illuminated which assists in highlighting the road layout. Thank you for contacting us about this issue. As drivers approach the bend from both directions, the view/route ahead is closed off by a hedge or house directly in front of them. Therefore it should be clear to a driver that they are approaching a bend, whether they know the road or not. However we will record the request for future consideration should resources permit.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:33, Fri 20 December 2019

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