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30 mph sign obscured by large direction sign

Reported via desktop in the Obscured by vegetation or Dirty category anonymously at 16:34, Thu 16 September 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3006123.

Hi there,

The nearside 30 mph sign is obscured by the large direction sign.

The regulatory minimum clear visibility distance for a 30 mph sign on a 40 mph approach is 40 metres but the actual distance is only 20 metres.

Thanks very much

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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 16:34, Thu 16 September 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Or highway engineers will be checking the road traffic signage along this section of the A4500 Weedon Road in Northampton. Should any irregularities be reported, then resulting remedial action will be taken by Northamptonshire Highways.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:21, Tue 21 September 2021

  • Hi there,

    Thank you for the update but I don't think this report should be closed until the signage has been inspected and a decision taken either way. Closing the report gives the impression the issue is already resolved.

    Thanks very much

    Posted anonymously at 10:27, Tue 21 September 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:27, Tue 21 September 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:44, Thu 14 October 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Or highway engineers will be checking the road traffic signage along this section of the A4500 Weedon Road in Northampton. Should any irregularities be reported, then resulting remedial action will be taken by Northamptonshire Highways. The signs have been corrected as part of the works associated with the development.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:15, Tue 2 November 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:17, Fri 12 November 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:48, Fri 10 December 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:23, Friday 7 January 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:23, Friday 4 February 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:31, Friday 4 March 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:35, Friday 1 April 2022

  • 30 mph sign still obscured by large direction sign and still doesn't meet legislative requirements.

    Posted anonymously at 07:44, Tuesday 3 May 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 07:45, Tuesday 3 May 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:10, Tuesday 31 May 2022

  • I give up, nearly 1 year and neither the local authorities or the police road safety team take any action on this and the huge number of obscured speed limit signs in the county.

    The later are happy to set up their speed camera vans near all of these signs and dish out speeding tickets rather than address the root causes.

    Posted anonymously at 20:32, Tuesday 28 June 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Following an on-site risk based assessment there is no action required at this time.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 07:18, Wednesday 29 June 2022

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