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Unable to apply social distancing on footway

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 14:43, Fri 3 July 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2184380.

The footpath width is severely reduced in parts between Ecton Brook and Ecton due to a) over hanging trees and b) the ground not being maintained and so vegetation on the ground growing over the footpath. At some points this reduces the footway to a width below 1m meaning that people/cyclists are unable to pass. The overgown trees also force pedestrians/cyclists towards the curb line to pass, which feels dangerous as motorists pass at (lets hope) the speed limit of 60mph.

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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 Highways at 14:43, Fri 3 July 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry a works order has been raised to cut back the vegetation from the footpath

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:22, Wed 5 August 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 Highways at 14:10, Monday 1 February 2021

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