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Deeply Sunken and Dangerous Verge

Reported via desktop in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 13:02, Thu 10 June 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2782382.

The verge West bound from Abthorpe to Wappenham just after the Slapton turning is very deeply sunken and will lead to loss of control. This is very dangerous to cyclists and motorbikes. It is also very dangerous when large on coming traffic could force a road user into the verge leading to loss of control and significant damage to their vehicle. This sunken verge damage is caused by persistent seasonal flooding at this location and large vehicle gouging the verge down by as much as 9 inches. This seasonal flooding is caused by slabs being placed at the lowest point on the verge to prevent water run-off. These slabs are evident at this location and should be removed.

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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 13:02, Thu 10 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 verges on High Street; specifically, you feel they have significantly sunken and pose a hazard to all road users. We have carried out an assessment of the issue and are pleased to confirm that the 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 09:38, Thu 17 June 2021

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