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30 accidents in 5 years at this junction

Reported via mobile in the Damaged/Loose category anonymously at 13:44, Monday 28 February 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3350392.

This has got to be the most dangerous junction in Northampton. Just last week there were three serious accidents where all cars involved were written off and people hurt. Why is it so hard to get some traction and action for this problem? I’m told repeatedly that highways consider it a low priority but we believe there to be over 30 accidents since 2018 because this junction is not properly managed. Problems are: - lane too narrow for two way traffic yet no one will accept this - cars coming up hill do not stop at junction - cars on main road (welders road) going too fast to see and stop for cars pulling out.

We have already had two children struck by cars on this section of road in recent years. Is it going to take one of our community to get killed before this gets sorted out?

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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 13:44, Monday 28 February 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. An investigation is currently being undertaken and a response should follow in the next 14 days. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:59, Thursday 3 March 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. This concern is currently being reviewed within the relevant department and we will update you as soon as we know anything further. Unfortunately, we regret that we are unable to provide you with a timescale of when that might be. Please accept our apologies for this.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:18, Thursday 21 April 2022

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