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Quarry vehicles spreading sand, grit and small rocks onto road and verges on A43

Reported in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 12:33, Wednesday 15 January 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 2 minutes later. ref: 1939298.

Whilst road sweeping and sign cleaning to be upgraded at the Mick George quarry is a good start. I feel the vehicles being used to transport the quarried materials are not correctly sealed, as a lot of sand, grit and small rocks are spilling out onto the highway and verges as they drive along. This may be a great way to separate the materials from the waste but it causes hazardous driving conditions and damage and dirt to cars especially windscreens, bonnets, headlights, and number plates. Meaning additional risk, cost and inconvenience to regular users of the A43. The impact of this stretches all the way to the Geddington bypass. Anyone following a Mick George vehicle from the quarry, a common occurrence as there are so many of them, would have to use a lot of windscreen wash and need their car cleaning to keep it road worthy. Please can the massive environmental impact of this commercial operation be stopped?

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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 12:35, Wednesday 15 January 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry, site meetings have been undertaken with this operator, extra sweepers and warning signs have been deployed, highways to monitor and liaise with operator.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:47, Wednesday 5 February 2020

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