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No entry for HGV sign is missing / ineffective

Reported via mobile in the Damaged / Missing / Facing Wrong Way category anonymously at 21:34, Thursday 23 June 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3619291.

Insufficient road signs to inform HGV not to enter Grange Park.

Several road signs within GP now damaged as a result of trailers reversing / flattening them - Swift Close and Ploughman’s Way

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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 21:34, Thursday 23 June 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. As there is no vehicle weight restriction in place at this location, we can only endeavour to source temporary ‘Unsuitable for Heavy Goods Vehicles‘ plastic advisory signs, and put one up on the public highway at the entrance to Grange Park. This sign would be advisory only and therefore in the longer term we would suggest that if the locally elected Councillor for this area of Northampton has received similar concerns from other residents and there is a strong opposition within the community for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) over 7.5t in weight using Grange Park, then further steps can be made by the local highway authority should the area be considered for vehicle weight restrictions (and all the consultation, legal work, costs and resources required to install such vehicle restrictions on the public highway etc.).

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:15, Friday 24 June 2022

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