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Paths becoming unsafe.

Reported via mobile in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 09:12, Tue 29 November 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 4001753.

Where the cars are constantly driving over the paths to park on the grass (which is now thick mud). Or to get to their front gardens even though drop kerb permission was refused/no dropped curb. The paths are becoming extremely slippy due to the mud being transferred onto them. This is before we even get a frost. When we do it will be lethal. You cant avoid the muddy paths with out having to go through the mud. It is even more dangerous at night as there is no lightning in this corner so at night you can not see the paths are covered in slippery mud. It is not just one area but numerous points on the path/s in the bend. The tarmac is also starting to fail again where the cars are constantly driving over it. It is craking and dipping again. It was not that long ago that it was repaired. The above has been an ongoing issue every winter but as the grass never gets a chance to recover it is getting worse each year. Now it is causing a serious hazard.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. Officers will now investigate the concerns and this may take up to 5 working days. If you believe that your concerns are urgent then please phone us.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:13, Tue 29 November 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:04, Tue 27 December 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Please can you provide house numbers of the properties causing the problems.

    Posted anonymously at 14:04, Wed 1 February 2023

  • Investigation: Ongoing

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:05, Wed 1 February 2023

  • A year later and it is even worse. You cant point it to certain houses. The majority of them do it, as well as delivery drivers visitors, and large vans cutting the corner. The whole area is a mess and hazard. I have to walk to 5 year old daughter on the road as it is safer than using any of the paths in that part of the road.

    Posted anonymously at 11:37, Friday 5 January 2024

  • Thank you for providing an update. Officers will now investigate the concerns and this may take up to 5 working days. If you believe that your concerns are urgent then please phone us.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:37, Friday 5 January 2024

  • Here are a couple of pictures but they dont show realisticluly how bad it is. And the depth of the churned up mud.

    Posted anonymously at 12:58, Friday 5 January 2024

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - The area has been inspected and depending on weather conditions we hope for the work to be carried out within the next 26 weeks. You will receive further information when this job is completed.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:40, Tuesday 23 January 2024

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