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Road markings incorrect

Reported via mobile in the Road Markings - Worn/Faded category anonymously at 21:01, Thu 30 November 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5270515.

The road markings here are both faded and incorrect- the junction incorrectly indicates that Houghton Hill is the primary juncture instead of correctly pointing towards the rest of Back Lane; the junction has not been redesigned to take into account Houghton Hill’s status as a no-through road. This is mentioned in a report from 2009 https://www.northampton.gov.uk/ download/ downloads/ id/ 5363/ hardingstoneca_appraisal_2009_pdf (page 17) however it has not been fixed since. Thanks!

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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 21:02, Thu 30 November 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Highways to Monitor, Routine Inspection Programme) - Any new road markings on the highway network does present a risk of confusing drivers, especially local motorists who are familiar with the junction. The Hardingstone Conservation Area and Appraisal Plan was carried out by the former Northampton Borough Council in 2009. Unfortunately, nationally local authority’s budgets are currently fragile and so West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) now have to prioritise limited highway funding with available resources at schemes which help improve facilities for walking or cycling, or which have possible significant match-funding from local Councillors or Parish Councils in order to bring about an improvement to the highway network. Therefore WNC would presently not be in the position financially to consider an assessment and redesign of this road junction, in order to include more green space and narrower road spays, or introduce new signs or road markings at this location.

    Existing lines and road markings are inspected annually and can also be reported on the West Northamptonshire Council’s online ‘Street Doctor’ system Report potholes or a highway problem | West Northamptonshire Council (westnorthants.gov.uk) with any road markings that require refreshing included in a specific road marking maintenance programme. Unfortunately it is never possible to guarantee a date or time of the actual lining work, as this is wholly dependent on the weather, availability of resources/workforce and any unexpected changes in overall WNC Highways operational requirements.

    For more information about our services, please visit https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/ parking-roads-and-transport
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    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:59, Mon 4 December 2023

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