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Overgrown vegetation is restricting visibility of recently relocated speed signs, on crest of bridge on Ashton Road

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility category anonymously at 18:05, Friday 17 September 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3008689.

The speed signs (30mph/national speed limit) have recently been relocated further away from the Roade village to be located on the crest of the humped bridge (first bridge leaving Roade on Ashton Road) and the hedgerow vegetation is overgrown and significantly restricting visibility. Hedgerows are in need of cutting back to improve visibility.

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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 18:05, Friday 17 September 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We understand that you have concerns about vegetation covering a speed sign on Ashton Road. Whilst we appreciate your comments, the location of the vegetation that you have identified is not on the adopted highway. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the private landowner to maintain and is outside Northamptonshire Highways’ control. Nevertheless, we have written to the landowner requesting that the vegetation is cut back from the footway within the next 14 days. We will endeavour to revisit the site following the two weeks’ notice period.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:11, Friday 24 September 2021

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