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Inadequate draining leading to road and residential flooding

Reported in the Flooding/drainage category anonymously at 12:14, Sun 16 August 2020

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Water flows around the drain on the A49 in the bus stop. This then flows into Church Road and causes road and property flooding.

There are insufficient amount of drains on the A49, without the final one before Church Road being inadequate.

2 houses suffered flooding in February, and the road flooded again and houses marginally avoided being flooded on the 13th August.

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  • Pleasing to see that some progress has been made. Some water is now flowing into the drain, but about 75% remains flowing around the drain and into Church Road.

    Posted anonymously at 19:06, Mon 17 August 2020

  • Some water is now going into the drain, but a lot is still bypassing the drain and goes down both sides of Church Road.

    More work is required to funnel the water 1) into the drain in the bus stop 2) to put more drainage onto the A49 so the distance between drains is shorter putting less pressure on the final drain (point of failure) 3) change the chamber of the junction from the A49 into Church road so even if water misses the final drain in the bus stop it doesn't flow down into Church Road creating additional flooding risk.

    Posted anonymously at 01:01, Tue 18 August 2020

  • Highways England came back out and fixed the problem. Water now flows into the drain as opposed to around it, reducing the water flow into Church Road. There is still excess water flow off the A49 due to the road camber that we need to monitor to understand its impact. Appreciate Highways England's quick responses.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 18:34, Sun 13 September 2020

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