Back to all reports

Significant Verge Damage By HGVs

Reported in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 21:24, Wednesday 22 January 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 1 minute later. ref: 1955726.

HGVs are using the verge to avoid oncoming other HGVs where the white lines are missing on the bend exiting Welton Village, there is increasing and dangerous encroachment of the verge.

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.


  • 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 21:25, Wednesday 22 January 2020

  • Thank you for your report to Northamptonshire County Council’s Street Doctor Service with regard to HGV’s overrunning the verge along Welton Lane, Daventry. The road width along Welton Lane should allow two HGV’s to pass without encroaching on the verge. It would appear that in this instance a HGV may have pulled onto the verge at this point for some reason. All roads within the county are routinely inspected on driven inspections and any defects that meet our intervention levels will be actioned by our maintenance team.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:15, Thursday 30 January 2020

  • Following an on-site risk based assessment there is no action required at this time.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:15, Thursday 30 January 2020

  • This is not an accurate assessment.

    You can clearly see from the photos this is a repeated issue, there’s clearly several different be been across here.

    The problem is the lack of white lines in the road - HGV’s and other vehicles have the mount the verge to avoid incoming traffic that is encroaching across the centre line.

    Still a problem - white lines need fixing to help with this issue

    Posted anonymously at 18:47, Thursday 30 January 2020

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.