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Vehicles diverting on to wrong side of road to avoid minor detor around bollards

Reported via desktop in the Safety Bollard - Damaged/Missing category anonymously at 10:12, Thu 29 October 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2362073.

Concern that speeding vehicles are crossing over to the wrong side of the road at this location to avoid minor detor around the bollards in the middle of the road. Making road dangerous, particularly for residents entering and leaving Rugby Close which is opposite.

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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 10:13, Thu 29 October 2020

  • Vehicles still travelling too fast along Hillfield Road making exit from Rugby Close dangerous especially as visibility obscured by high hedge along Hillfield Road.

    Posted anonymously at 15:42, Tue 1 December 2020

  • Firstly, apologies for the delay in responding, and thank you for making us aware of these issues. The keep left arrow is a mandatory sign so passing the wrong side of the keep left bollards is illegal. Only the Police can enforce this, so I would advise you to contact them as well. However this has not been reported before so it is likely that it is opportunistic which does not happen if other vehicles are around, and presumably would not happen if Police were present. In terms of visibility from driveways and junctions, there is a standard requirement for 30mph speed limits, and this should be provided at all the new accesses along HIllfield Road. Please contact the developer to make them aware of the issues and ask them to review whether any extra cutting back is required, especially in light of the reported illegal driving. Our Site Manager will also check that what has been done is in line with standard requirements, but the new roads/paths/hedge remain the responsibility of the developer and are outside our direct control. I hope this information is some assistance.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 07:28, Fri 4 December 2020

  • Following a review this issue is not a Northamptonshire County Council responsibility.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 16:14, Fri 18 December 2020

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