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Excessive salt again !!!!

Reported via mobile in the Icy Road category anonymously at 09:43, Thu 2 December 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3154823.

Last year I reported a major problem along church street and again this is happening !!! I spent over £1000 having my stone frontage repainted after the salt/ grit damaged my property and all along church street up from me their stonework is being damaged. I was told by highways that the amount of salt was excessive and they would look into this problem and speak to the drivers to narrow the width on the spreader Obviously this hasn’t been adhered too Please please can it be as I am a widow and cannot afford this damage each year

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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 09:44, Thu 2 December 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. All gritter drivers have been sent a text message today asking them to ensure that they are setting their spinners to the correct road width. We understand that a member of staff attended Church Street on 7th December to check the road condition and spoke to yourself explaining that we would ask the drivers to ensure they are spreading at the correct width, but the road will continue to be treated to make it safe in winter conditions for the traveling public. Northamptonshire Highways grit in accordance to the guidance set by NWSRG (National Winter Service Research Group) and the amount of salt used on each gritting action will vary from 7g/m2 to 15g/m2 dependant on the lowest temperature and the winter hazards forecast on the highway network in Northamptonshire. That being said, we must take on board how this situation made you feel and would like to assure you that your comments will be passed on for further review. It is only through feedback from members of the public, such as yourself, that lessons can be learned and our services improved for the future.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:01, Thu 9 December 2021

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