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Twenty foot long 12" wide 8" deep trench immediately adjacent to the tarmac

Reported via desktop in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 17:19, Monday 20 November 2023

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 5234174.

This trench was made by a tractors trailer squeezing past to avoid a car, & it's rear wheels went off the tarmac & onto the verge. The ground was soaking wet, and the trailers tyres carved out a trench for at least twenty feet along the edge of the tarmac. There are no markings to show the edge of the highway, so vehicles are now dropping into this disastrous trench in an effort to avoid speeding vehicles in the dark.

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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 17:19, Monday 20 November 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Scheduled Maintenance) - We can confirm that we have been closely monitoring the condition of Knock Lane and other roads in the area. Due to Knock Lanes deteriorating condition, we have scheduled carriageway re-surfacing from the 4th to the 12th of December 2023 (weekday working only), and this will be subject to weather conditions. In the meantime, we have scheduled further temporary repairs to take place in the coming days, similar to those carried out over the previous weekends.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:02, Thursday 23 November 2023

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