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Ivy growing over Willowbrook bride narrowing roadwayy

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 19:53, Tuesday 27 July 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2895620.

There is significant ivy growth over the parapet of the bridge crossing the Willowbrook on Kettering Rd forcing traffic towards the centre of the roadway on what is a partially blind bend. I am also aware that there is vegetation (brambles etc) growing over the narrow public footpath alongside the road that forces pedestrians to walk on the edge of the pavement or in the road itself. This second point was reported some weeks ago by someone else but has still not been addressed

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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 19:54, Tuesday 27 July 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 vegetation on this section of pathway adjacent to Kettering Road. We appreciate your concerns and can confirm that there is a works order in place to clear the ivy, in the next six months, under our maintenance programme. We have already minor vegetation/bramble clearance on the bridge. Please be assured that you will receive an update once repairs are concluded.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:47, Friday 6 August 2021

  • There is also a small willow tree growing from the base of the bridge on the opposite side of the road

    Posted anonymously at 10:46, Wednesday 25 August 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:46, Wednesday 25 August 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:53, Thursday 9 September 2021

  • This has still not been addressed (27/09/21) although the same issue was also reported by Weldon Parish Clerk

    Posted anonymously at 13:41, Monday 27 September 2021
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  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:42, Monday 27 September 2021

  • This problem was first reported about 4 months ago by both myself and Weldon Parish Clerk. In addition to the ivy there is also a Willow sapling growing from the base of the bridge wall on the opposite side of the road that needs removal. This additional information was notified 3 months ago. Action is long overdue!!!

    Posted anonymously at 17:35, Monday 25 October 2021
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  • This problem was reported over 4 months ago now and has only got worse. It is high time it was sorted. It is a traffic hazard as it forces vehicles to the centre of Kettering Road on a partially blind bend as the road crosses the Willow Brook. I have also repeatedly reported the young willow tree growing from the base of the bridge parapet on the opposite side of the road.

    Posted anonymously at 18:12, Monday 22 November 2021
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