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Potholes and road deterioration by drain

Reported in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 19:34, Tuesday 5 May 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2106920.

When leaving Northampton via the A428 and as you slowly enter the village of Harlestone, you are forced to pick either extreme left, or very dangerous right (meeting oncoming traffic) to avoid an ever growing section of potholes, next to a raised drain cover. As the problem area is just after a walled left turn, it is very difficult to position your vehicle to; A. Avoid the noses of other vehicles poking out from the turning. B. Road users wanting to turn right into the turning. These two factors leave little or no option but to hit the offending pothole/s near the exposed drain cover. This pothole/s is ever increasing in size daily and motorists shouldn’t have to ‘hope for the best’ when only having to really just drive straight, a bit unfair really. Please can your team address this poor section of road as soon as possible, 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 19:34, Tuesday 5 May 2020

  • I have further provided an exacting location from Google maps to help your team.

    Posted anonymously at 11:28, Wednesday 6 May 2020

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 12:15, Wednesday 13 May 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry- A works order has been raised to repair defects that meet NCC investigatory levels. To be undertaken within the next 28 days.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 12:17, Wednesday 13 May 2020

  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway, the highways team have now resolved the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 18:01, Thursday 4 June 2020

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