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Overarching main branches from dead trees

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 12:28, Thursday 22 April 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2685513.

I have been advised to raise this concern here in order for someone to assess the severity of this risk. There are many well established trees of which many appear dead with substantial branches overarching the A6003 and there is a potential risk of a serious accident if one of these brakes off and falls onto the road below. These trees are on the Rockingham Castle Estate side of the road and whilst may be the responsibility of the estate, the risk is to all and any traffic who uses this busy road. A simple inspection from a competent person will confirm, or otherwise that an appropriate risk assessment needs to be undertaken and mitigation of any risks implemented. It is I fear an accident waiting to happen.

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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 12:29, Thursday 22 April 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry an inspection will be undertaken in 5 working days

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:26, Monday 26 April 2021

  • More pictures to follow

    Posted by Philip Tew at 14:37, Monday 26 April 2021

  • More pictures to follow

    Posted anonymously at 14:39, Monday 26 April 2021

  • Last photo.

    Posted anonymously at 12:50, Tuesday 27 April 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry an inspection will be undertaken in 5 working days. A works order will be raised to cut back the vegetation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:55, Thursday 29 April 2021

  • Northamptonshire Highways are currently liaising with the third party owners of the trees alongside this section of the A6003 to ensure that a full inspection is undertaken and risk to highway users removed. Further updates to follow.

    State changed to: Under investigation - Highways Act

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:51, Thursday 27 May 2021

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