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Faint road markings

Reported via mobile in the Road Markings - Worn/Faded category anonymously at 20:44, Thu 22 June 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4706205.

Road markings are very faint - this is from google street view and is much worse now.

On multiple occasions over the last year, I've had to swerve into another lane because others think they're following their lane but the markings are not easy to see. Others have also had to swerve to avoid

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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 20:44, Thu 22 June 2023

  • A better angle. Again, this is from Google street view and is much worse now

    Posted anonymously at 20:51, Thu 22 June 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - The area has been inspected and work has been scheduled to be carried out within the next 12 months. You will receive further information when this job is completed.
    For more information about our services, please visit https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/ parking-roads-and-transport
    You can also keep up to date on highways by following us on Facebook and Twitter @wnhighways

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:18, Mon 26 June 2023

  • The Road markings on Bedford Road roundabout are very faint. Almost every day there is a near miss accident due to this. Needs rectifying ASAP

    Posted anonymously at 16:38, Sun 24 September 2023

  • 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 16:38, Sun 24 September 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - An inspector has been sent to the area and the problem will be resolved on/by June 24th 2024

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:55, Tue 26 September 2023

  • I find that this is urgent. You cannot see where to go in the dark. Please change the priority of this to urgent. There will be an accident. Unless you know where to go, you are dangerous. People swerving to get in the right lane, especially when it is dark.

    Posted by Sue Wagstaff at 10:28, Wed 8 November 2023

  • 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 10:28, Wed 8 November 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - The area has been inspected and work has been scheduled to be carried out within the next 12 months. You will receive further information when this job is completed.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:27, Thu 9 November 2023

  • No road markers, near miss coming from Nene Valley onto roundabout. Northampton councils responsibility if accident occurs due to lack of highway infrastructure.

    Posted anonymously at 12:14, Wed 29 November 2023

  • 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 12:14, Wed 29 November 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - The area has been inspected and work has been scheduled to be carried out within the next 12 months. You will receive further information when this job is completed.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:45, Wed 29 November 2023

  • It's been 10 months nearly, please sort this out

    Posted anonymously at 14:03, Friday 12 April 2024

  • Investigation: Completed (Highways to Monitor, Routine Inspection Programme), Defect Repair: Not Started - Thank you for your enquiry, the defect has been inspected and doesn’t currently meet the councils’ criteria as an urgent safety defect. We will however raise a pre-emptive defect; this means we aim to carry out these repairs before they become safety defects requiring an urgent response. We plan to undertake this work while carrying out other suitable maintenance in the local vicinity. We will continue to monitor the condition their condition as part of our routine highway inspection schedule. If you notice the defect has worsened, then please inform us via an update to your existing enquiry.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:58, Tuesday 16 April 2024

  • So based on your responce when people in the middle lane, cut off/ crash into people in the right lane because there are no visible lines when entering the roundabout; as has happened to multiple people - Northampton highways is prepared to take responsibility for the legal remifications to poor road markings i presume? The middle lane filters to the left, and the right filters to the middle but no signage or markings eludes to this constitutes a high risk of an accident, and your investigator is either incorrect or incompetant. everyone should not this; and if an accident occurs; take legal action against the council for not maintaining the road safely or correctly

    Posted by Matthew Lane at 11:12, Tuesday 16 April 2024

  • So when two cars are going 40mph, those cars or even bikes possibly colliding due to lines being extremely faint and not visible in some weather conditions, isn’t a safety issue?

    This has worsened since I first reported almost a year ago and appreciate funding is low but this is not safe. The only solution for me at the moment is to avoid lane 2

    Posted by Matthew Percival at 11:54, Tuesday 16 April 2024

  • It’s not clear enough which Lane you need to be in when entering the roundabout and where this lane goes further down without markings

    Posted anonymously at 12:21, Tuesday 16 April 2024

  • I had a very near miss today, as a car in the wrong lane almost swerved into my car. What are you waiting for? Does someone need to die before you fix this???

    Posted by sandra stratford at 14:27, Tuesday 16 April 2024

  • Investigation: Completed (Duplicate), Defect Repair: Not Started - The defect you have highlighted has already been notified to us and we hope for the work to be carried out by July 24th 2024. For more information on the defect, please go to this reference on Street Doctor: 5481533 on https://fixmystreet.northamptonshire.gov.uk/
    For more information about our services, please visit https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/ parking-roads-and-transport
    You can also keep up to date on highways by following us on Facebook and Twitter @wnhighways

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:27, Tuesday 16 April 2024

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