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Motorbikes & horses have wrecked bridleway, dangerous & unsafe

Reported in the Passage-Obstructed/Overgrown category anonymously at 09:04, Thu 2 January 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 3 minutes later. ref: 1913856.

The bridle way has been churned up so much by the horses and in particular the motorbikes, it means it is unsafe for walkers to use. There are deep potholes and when we tried walking it, motorbikes came speeding along almost fell on us. It's unsafe and they have destroyed the bridleway, there is no safe walking path along it and with being raised up, you can't just step to the side because you'll slip down the ditch into the thorns.

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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 Highways at 09:06, Thu 2 January 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Public Byways RA24, SC43 and SC14 were inspected on 6-1-20. Unfortunately due to the extensive damage to the surface of these byways, a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) has been placed on these routes to close them to all users. An initial emergency 21 day closure will be followed by a further 6 month closure order. A further assessment to instigate the required repairs to these routes will be carried out as soon as weather and ground conditions allow during the summer of 2020.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:55, Mon 6 January 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Public Byways RA24, SC43 and SC14 were inspected on 6-1-20. Unfortunately due to the extensive damage to the surface of these byways, a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) has been placed on these routes to close them to all users. An initial emergency 21 day closure will be followed by a further 6 month closure order. A further assessment to instigate the required repairs to these routes will be carried out as soon as weather and ground conditions allow during the summer of 2020. UPDATE - A works order has been raised to repair the damaged surface on these public byways. it is hoped that this work will be completed within the next 4 months subject to weather and ground conditions.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:37, Tue 22 September 2020

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