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Potentially Dangerous drop at edge of road and driveway

Reported via desktop in the Kerb Issues category anonymously at 16:11, Fri 16 December 2022

Sent to Rutland County Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4039208.

There is a block front drive at No 4, where the adjacent edge to No 2 is exposed as it slopes down for the last 2 /3 metres-resulting in a sharp, vertical drop. Barrowden Lane is very narrow and vehicles.To get by, buses/lorries/ farm vehicles ride up over the end of the block driveway and go over the drop to get by. The result is damage to the very well constructed side of the driveway which crumbled away - we have had this repaired (£480). Could you consider providing and fitting 4/5 white verge posts with reflectors to make it clear to drivers that there is a drop, which is basically not a through way and which may be dangerous as well as destructive - or come up with some other solution to this frequently happening problem.

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate this and respond to you within 10 working days. Updates will be posted on IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 04:24, Sat 17 December 2022

  • Earliest attention possible would be appreciated as we have noted an increase in the number of large and heavy vehicles using the end of the driveway at No 4 to facilitate passing on this narrow lane: drivers may not realise that there is a vertical drop onto the driveway of No 2 Barrowden Lane and this may cause damage not only to the edging (again!) but also to vehicles. The other side (the verge) gets ploughed up with mud and debris dumped on the driveway. After many years of continually clearing this up and putting up with the problem, we would ask for your consideration of posts along the grass verge (as at No 6).

    Posted anonymously at 10:13, Wednesday 4 January 2023

  • We have assessed your report and the repair of this defect has been added to our programme of works for completion within 3 months.¬†IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 06:29, Tuesday 17 January 2023

  • Thank you for your report. Works to rectify this defect have now been completed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 07:04, Tuesday 31 January 2023

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