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Request for Zebra Crossing

Reported in the Road Markings - Worn/Faded category anonymously at 09:23, Monday 20 January 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 4 minutes later. ref: 1949237.

Request for Zebra Crossing required as busy road on way to school on Boughton Drive. Needs to be between junctions of Boughton Drive and Farnham Drive.

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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 09:27, Monday 20 January 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. The local highway authority is currently faced with huge challenges to maintain the safety and integrity of the existing highways across the whole county within the present fragile financial situation. We simply do not have the money to justify considerations of a new signalised pedestrian crossing in this area of Northampton during this financial year or the foreseeable future. However should funding be available, any requests for improvements to the highway are ranked to determine the number of objectives and performance indicators that it meets, together with an assessment of the value for money that the scheme would deliver. In addition to this, Northamptonshire Highways work with local communities to secure improvements that deliver the most benefit to the majority of people. Therefore, we can only suggest that the way forward with requesting for the installation of new crossing facility, would be if the local Councillors are supportive and able to work with the County Council towards both local consensus and offer the appropriate funding. We would then be happy to work together towards these local aims where they conform to national guidance and current policy.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:24, Monday 3 February 2020

  • 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 10:26, Monday 3 February 2020

  • Thank you for your request. Please disregard the previous reply which refers to a different location, and we apologise for any confusion arising from this. We have previously investigated in detail the possibility of installing a zebra crossing near Boughton Drive but unfortunately it is not possible to do this. The arrangement of driveways and junctions mean there is not enough room for a zebra crossing here, or anywhere close enough to link to the schools in Boughton Drive. We apologise that we cannot be more positive on this occasion.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:32, Monday 3 February 2020

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