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Sinkhole began a while ago now worse and deep

Reported via mobile in the Pothole / Failed Reinstatement category anonymously at 14:05, Sat 20 November 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3134574.

The problem started a long time ago unsure when it began the shops may be able to help it is a sinkhole and it is becoming worse i already have a bad back and as i walked normally along the path as was quite busy nowhere to really go i stepped into it which jolted my back resulting in agonising and excruciating pain which i had to deal with more that what i usually deal with i already am on pain relief for. This sink hole is just outside specsavers on newland street kettering next to icelands it is in a very awkward place and is causing alot of problems

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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 14:05, Sat 20 November 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry, site visited. works have been instructed and will be undertaken within 28 days Def 268597

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 07:45, Fri 26 November 2021

  • This is Regent St. It should be made a one way st. Hourly, cars struggle to pass each other. Emergency vehicles would be hampered. Wing mirrors get smashed off on a regular basis.. Drivers get frustrated when aggressive and selfish drivers will try and play chicken. Regent St. Should be made into a one-way street to avoid all of the above

    Thank you

    Maynard Memorials Kettering

    Posted anonymously at 02:25, Saturday 12 February 2022

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 02:26, Saturday 12 February 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry, site visited. works have been instructed and will be undertaken within 28 days Def 268597 .

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:19, Wednesday 16 February 2022

  • Thank you for contacting Northamptonshire Highways with regard to your request for Regent Street, Kettering to be made a one way street. One way systems can have certain benefits but these are often outweighed by the draw backs. The implication on the surrounding road network would have to be considered as traffic may well be displaced onto neighbouring routes. Whist it may alleviate the issues on a particular route they generally just push the issue onto other, even more unsuitable roads. These systems also usually lead to an increase in the speed of traffic as there is no opposing traffic flow to slow oncoming vehicles, whist the existing arrangement creates its own issues it keeps traffic speeds low along this narrow road. These schemes require a considerable amount of signing, much of it illuminated, and a comprehensive public consultation exercise to be undertaken and are very expensive to implement. They are often very controversial as it makes access to properties, for many residents, far more tortuous than with the existing arrangement and they are often liable to be abuse especially at night. There are therefore currently no proposals or funding to introduce a one way system in Regent Street. It would also be helpful if any new issues are raised as a separate report, rather than linked to an existing report - many thanks

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:39, Wednesday 23 February 2022

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