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Faded Road Markings

Reported via mobile in the Road Markings - Worn/Faded category by Richard Oliver at 07:38, Saturday 17 April 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2675864.

Could you please repaint the ‘School Keep Clear’ road markings. These markings are now very worn which is making them difficult to see, especially during the winter mornings when our students are being dropped off.

The markings are directly outside the main vehicle gates of Green Oaks Academy School.

We have ongoing problems with cars parking on the road outside the school which results in blind spots for students and parents when crossing the road. The school has requested in the past for a zebra crossing to be installed but to no avail so if this is something that could be considered it would be greatly appreciated. Cars speed along this part of the road which accommodates TWO schools and without a zebra crossing it is only a matter of time before somebody gets knocked over.

In addition, safety pedestrian barriers need also be considered as a deterrent for students to walk into the road.

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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 07:39, Saturday 17 April 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We shall include any refurbishment of the fading lining as part of our routine road marking programme. White lines and road markings are inspected annually, by day and by night, to ensure that there is a good percentage of the line area effective. Should the lining deteriorate further and/or the local highway authority’s situation change financially or policy dictate, then of course we will then be in a position to be able to consider such highway maintenance requests on a more regular basis. Unfortunately it is never possible to guarantee a date or time of the actual lining work, as this is wholly dependent on the weather, availability of resources/workforce and any unexpected changes in overall Highways operational requirements.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:23, Wednesday 28 April 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We shall include any refurbishment of the fading lining as part of our routine road marking programme. White lines and road markings are inspected annually, by day and by night, to ensure that there is a good percentage of the line area effective. Should the lining deteriorate further and/or the local highway authority’s situation change financially or policy dictate, then of course we will then be in a position to be able to consider such highway maintenance requests on a more regular basis. Unfortunately it is never possible to guarantee a date or time of the actual lining work, as this is wholly dependent on the weather, availability of resources/workforce and any unexpected changes in overall Highways operational requirements. With regarding to parking issues. If a vehicle is in appropriately parked at the junction where it is deemed not possible for drivers to safely manoeuvre, pedestrians to pass unhindered along the footway or that access to public or private property is impeded, then this is against the law and should be reported to Northamptonshire Police’s Safer Community Team on 101 or via the Northamptonshire Police website. If parking restrictions at in place, such as double yellow lines, then you may wish to consider contacting the local authority’s Parking Services directly on 0345 680 0153 Option 4 (*Calls will cost per minute, plus the phone company’s access charge) or email to Parking.NCC@westnorthants.gov.uk for their contracted Civil Enforcement Officers to investigate.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:25, Wednesday 28 April 2021

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