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No road markings causing several crashes

Reported in the Crash Barriers - Damaged / Missing category anonymously at 14:07, Tuesday 31 March 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 4 minutes later. ref: 2077096.

On the mini roundabout on London road opposite the coop store , entering the roundabout from the town centre direct there is a lack of road markings. It needs traffic calming measures too. We have a clear view of this area and it’s common place for cars, lorries even the busses to not slow down at all and to take the roundabout at speed. Regularly vehicle crash into the roundabout signs and the crash barriers, one such crash happened yesterday 30th March. We find it dangerous when entering the roundabout from Woodcroft way as nobody slows down in order that we can enter the roundabout. Two things need to happen. Clear road markings and traffic calming measures. So far only crash barriers and signage have been the victims but it’s only a matter of time when somebody is hurt . Of course I don’t have status to tell me if the crash victims have indeed been injured. Please make this junction a priority. Thank you

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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 14:11, Tuesday 31 March 2020

  • Thank you for your query to Northamptonshire County Council’s Street Doctor Service with regard to your concerns about accidents occurring at the London Road / Woodcroft Roundabout, Kettering. Northamptonshire Highways, in conjunction with the Police monitor all injury accidents on the roads in Northamptonshire. On the county’s roads there are, on average, around 300 people killed and seriously injured (KSI) each year. Our focus is on using the available budget in the most effective way to try and reduce that number, to which we have made good progress over the years. I have checked the injury accident record over the past ten years and am pleased to report that no injury accidents have been reported to the Police at this roundabout during that period. In comparison to many other roads within the county this roundabout would not currently trigger any intervention for introducing any engineering measures by the County Council to reduce speeds on casualty reduction grounds. Unfortunately every section of road network represents a risk to one type of road user or another and it is impossible to totally eliminate those risks. It is likely that the majority of motorists travelling on this road are law abiding and compliant. Regrettably there will always be a small minority of thoughtless motorists who disregard limits and do not drive in accordance with the conditions of the road or environment. Our maintenance section have been requested to refurbish the roadmarkings at the roundabout when resources allow.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 17:59, Friday 3 April 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 17:59, Friday 3 April 2020

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