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Mud in pothole/sunken area of footpath next to the entrance to the Hill fort at the top end of Green Lane on the Hillfor

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 00:39, Wednesday 2 June 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2762613.

There is mud across the footpath which gathers in a sunken area of the footpath. When the weather is dry it is heavily rutted and when wet is is gooey mud. It is getting deeper. It is impossible to go round without stepping onto the road for those who can. But I am in a mobility scooter and have to go through it or not use this main route if the weather has been inclement but it is the main route to the Tesco store.. There is no available pathway on the other side of Hunsbury Hill Road to use as an alternative. I will get muddy water ingress into my control box which will damage my scooter yet again.

The mud and water is causing further deterioration of the footpath causing it to sink further which will inturn create a greater problem if not resolved soon.

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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 00:40, Wednesday 2 June 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We understand that you have concerns about the condition of the pathway adjacent to Hunsbury Hill Road; specifically, that you feel the surface is sunken, muddy and hazardous to the mechanisms in your mobility scooter. We appreciate your concerns and have carried out an assessment of the issue and are pleased to confirm that the footpath defects that meet the specifications for remedial work, that you have indicated in this location, has a repair scheduled to resolve them. This should hopefully be completed within a months’ time. Please be assured that you will receive an update once repairs are concluded.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:26, Friday 4 June 2021

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:50, Friday 4 June 2021

  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway, the highways team have now resolved the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:15, Tuesday 15 June 2021

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