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Footpath between crossing and hotel, heading south is obstructed by overgrown shrubs & verge. Walking is dangerous.

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 18:36, Friday 12 February 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2542756.

The verge has been steadily spreading out since last year - it means that pedestrians are also the forced into the road and I was almost hit by a wing mirror of a car driving at 40mph along Barton rd. Shrubs and soil have grown over the path so that it’s almost impossible to step away from traffic or to pass another pedestrian safely.

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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 18:36, Friday 12 February 2021

  • Instructions issued to cut back vegetation

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:37, Thursday 18 February 2021

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    Whilst walking on pavement, I was almost hit by wing mirror on bus. To make sure that it cleared the bollard base, the bus was almost against the kerbside and wing mirror was over pathway. The base of the bollard needs making smaller.

    Posted by Russell Booker at 21:42, Monday 10 May 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 21:43, Monday 10 May 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry, site visited. Currently no safety defect regarding highway clearance and height of bollard, will continue to monitor through highway safety inspections.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:35, Friday 4 June 2021

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