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Unsafe junction

Reported in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 20:09, Tuesday 14 January 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 2 minutes later. ref: 1937863.

Every 2 weeks there is a crash and every 2 weeks we come out of the house to help the victims. When will you change this stupid and very busy junction into a roundabout?

So far i lost count how many cars have been wrecked, cyclists with open fractured limbs.

The police directed me towards you with such a query. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this.

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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 20:10, Tuesday 14 January 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Whilst our network improvement funding is mainly targeted at schemes which help improve facilities for walking or cycling, reduce congestion or which bring about an improvement to the highway network, unfortunately at this present time our finances are currently fragile and we have to prioritise our limited maintenance funding with available resources. Consequently it is unlikely that your suggestion for a roundabout to be installed at this junction would be considered under our current criteria. Whilst we accept that every section of road network represents a risk to one type of road user or another, it is sadly impossible to totally eliminate those risks, particularly when occasionally there are a minority of motorists who wilfully choose or inadvertently ignore the rules of the road. However, if your local Councillors are supportive and able to work with the police and local highway authority towards both local consensus and offer the appropriate funding, we would then be in a better position to work together towards these local aims where they conform to national guidance and current policy. Your request for changes to this particular junction could then be put into the funding bids for future financial years.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:40, Thursday 16 January 2020

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