Appendix B Highways Report 16th May 2022

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16/05/2022

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APPENDIX B – HIGHWAYS REPORT MAY 2022

Street Doctor Headline

One new street doctor report raised during this period; No. 116 and one report No. 0015 was closed The following remain open and continue to be monitored Boz 99, 114 and 116.

The current position with the matters raised with NNC representative is as follows:

  • Traffic calming and 20mph speed limit along Harold Rd.

We are currently preparing a proposal to be submitted to NNC Council for static 20mph signs and road markings. The drawings were submitted to the Parish Council for review/comment at the November meeting and approved by the Parish Council to submit to North Northampton Council by Brian Skittrall. It was agreed at the meeting that this would be raised at the forthcoming meeting of Parish Councils on the 25th January 22.  This was raised at the Parish’s Council meeting and will be raised with Northamptonshire Highways. Response from Ian Boyes setting out process of review. It was suggest, at the recent on site meeting by the Ward Councillors that the Parish Council should consider part financial contribution for a head for the existing and new Visual Display Screen (VDS) as an alternative to the recently submitted permanent 20mph speed zone.  We have requested a quotation from Ian Boyes for the VDS’s. Estimate received from Ian Boyes; in excess of £22k for Installation of (VDS) signs. Quote from Ian Boyes email as follows:  “We have however given further thought to some low cost measures for Harrold Road that I can fund from my Small Works budget.  To highlight the presence of the school area I’m happy to arrange for some of the “dragons teeth” road markings to go down at the start of the 30mph speed limit on Harrold Road, some similar markings have recently been installed on the approach to Little Harrowden and seem to be quite effective and are illustrated below.  We can also arrange for the existing reflective “School” sign on Harrold Road and Allens Hill to be replaced with a yellow backed “hi visibility” sign to make them stand out more (an example of a yellow backed sign is shown below).  We can also install some additional “SLOW” road markings next to the school warning signs and the existing VDS sign to act as an additional reminder to drivers to reduce their speed.”  I would suggest that this is the best we are going to achieve and we should accept the offer.

 

  • On going works yet to be completed
  • NCC will install a reflective road sign at the corner of Church Lane and Mile Street. Order Placed. Not installed yet. No change during this period. Discussed at the Parish’s Council meeting on 25th Jan 22 who will raise with Highways. Response from Ben Wright; work to be carried out over a week end. Discussed slow progress at recent site meeting with Ward Councillors and Ian Boyes, awaiting response.
  • The pavement is due to be lower at the corner of Harrold Rd and Church Lane; order placed and work has been programmed. No change during this period. Response from Ben Wright; work to be carried out over a week end.  Discussed slow progress at recent site meeting with Ward Councillors and Ian Boyes, awaiting response.
  • Look to install yellow no parking lines at the corner of Allen Hill and Harrold Rd. To be added to next years install programme, we will need to mark up where we would like the intended no parking lines to be placed along Church Lane and Harrold Rd. Submission made, awaiting determination; this could take up to 18 months to complete. Awaiting determination. Again this was raised at the Parish’s Council meeting and we have requested that this be done sooner than previously reported. No change during this period. Notification received 12th April 22 to install no parking double yellow lines.

 

  • Discussion with NCC Highways representative

Notes from meeting with Ben Wright held on the 6th April 2022.

  1. Highways have reported that they have unblocked Dag Lane drain. The test will be when next we have a downpour as to how well the drain coups with the out flow of water.
  2. Thermal unit works:

 

  1. Additional minor works at the junction of Hensmans Lane and London Rd. To commence within the next six weeks.
  2. Additional works along Queen Street have been identified. To commence within the next six weeks.
  1. NNC to review the roads in Bozeat before October this year for surface dressing; for inclusion in next year’s, 2022 programme of works. Highways have put the suggested sites forward to the team responsible for surface treatments and will have a programme around October-time. It must be noted that these sites aren’t guaranteed for inclusion in the programme and will be ranked alongside other recommended sites across North Northamptonshire.  Provide feed back on whether Bozeat roads are to be sealed. 

Response – Still awaiting firm programme from the team responsible and will update as soon as I have confirmation. No change.

  1. Light on the yield sign at the corner of Allens Hill and London Rds. not functions first reported on fix my street report No. 3138813. This sign is not indicated under street signs within fix my street and therefore is difficult to report a fault and clear over grown foliage. Can this please be added. Light to be reported via Balfour Beatty Ben Wright to forward details. Response from Highways: Contact Balfour Beatty direct here: http://www.lightingnorthamptonshire.com/report_fault.aspx. Response: Yield sign to be completely replaced.  Trees around Yield Sign to be cleared by Highways before the sign can be replaced. No change

Notes:

New items during the reporting month will be highlighted in red on the Highways Tracking Spreadsheet.

Will continue to monitor Street Doctor to ensure works are undertaken as stated and report any changes to time frame for delivery.

Would request that Parish Council members provide me with any concerns they may have that require to be raised on Street Doctor.

The report captures all Street Doctor submissions up to and including the cut off date 9th May 22 that I’m aware of; if I’ve missed any please let me know and I will add to the spreadsheet.