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State of the road and footway

Reported via desktop in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 09:32, Wed 18 November 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2393336.

Windingbrook Lane between the roundabout and the golf club has deteriorated due to misuse and neglect. The road is covered in mud from the new housing construction site. The shingle footway (NW side) has been neglected for years and has turned to mud, impassable in wet weather, and the grass verge between it and the road has been destroyed by the CityFibre works, which dug it up and then scattered some grass seed on it in a drought, with no watering, so it didn't grow. the footway on the SE side is largely blocked by overgrown hedges. Pedestrians are forced to walk in the carriageway. The road is regularly being used for parking commercial vehicles - a coach almost every weekday and sometimes construction equipment at weekends.

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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 09:32, Wed 18 November 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Please accept my apologies for delay in responding. We have asked the Enforcement Team to investigate and take appropriate action on this matter. We have looked into the damaged verge issue and we are in contact with the Utility Company to rectify this matter. The footway has been inspected and there are no current safety defects which require immediate attention. Please report any dangerous parking to the Police by calling 101. Finally I can confirm that we are investigating and looking to take appropriate action on the overgrown hedges. Thank you for bringing these matters to our attention.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:39, Wed 25 November 2020

  • Hedges have been trimmed. West side footpath turning to mud has got far worse.

    Posted anonymously at 10:09, Wed 16 December 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • More hedge cutting has been done but the west side footway is completely impassable de to mud, and people are walking in the road. Mud on the road from the construction site has got worse, despite ineffectual attempts to clean it. Potholes have appeared in the road surface.

    Posted anonymously at 11:03, Wednesday 13 January 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • The potholes are getting larger and larger due to lack of maintenance and the ever increasing use of the road by Bovis / Vestry Homes heavy vehicles. Likewise the promise of keeping the road clear of mud by Bovis / Vestry appears to have stopped.

    Posted anonymously at 14:18, Tuesday 2 February 2021

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