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.
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
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
Provide an update