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60mph and no footpath

Reported via desktop in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 18:11, Thu 8 October 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2332416.

This road is a main route to Corby Business Academy. Recently, there has been two near misses with cycles narrowly avoiding cars travelling near 60mph. If a pedestrian is alongside the verge, often a child, they have no where to go to avoid a collision. The road is not wide enough for two cars, and if there are two cars, a cycle and a pedestrian, something terrible will happen. Last week a cyclist was knocked off their bike, when a car sped around the corner, and the rider was in the middle of the road, due to the road condition. I have seen many children walking in the road, as there is no path, and cars come speeding around the corner, and simply do not see them. With darker nights, the fact that this is a fast road, it is very dark, will make more accidents happen. It has been made worse by the trees on the western side having their roots illegally chopped away, so many of these trees now overhang the road making it worse.

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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 18:12, Thu 8 October 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry an inspection will be undertaken within the next 2 weeks

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:02, Mon 12 October 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry an inspection will be undertaken within the next 2 weeks. An inspection of the trees has been completed and they are not affecting the highway. The footpath issue has now been passed to the correct team.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:07, Thu 15 October 2020

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