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There is always standing water on the a56 towards rising bridge just before the sign. This causes aqua planing and skidding when it’s snowy and icy

Reported via mobile in the Flooding/drainage category anonymously at 15:15, Sunday 10 January 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Moderated by Highways England at 16:20, Thursday 28 January 2021

There is always standing water on the a56 towards rising bridge just before the junction sign. This causes aqua planing and skidding when it’s snowy and icy

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England. concerning standing water on the A56. We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 29/01/2021.

    Can we please ask that you check back on this date for an update.

    Kind regards

    Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 13:29, Monday 18 January 2021

  • Thank you for your patience whilst we investigated your report of standing water on the A56. The A56 and the M66 is susceptible to a lot of overland surface water from the fields to the east of the motorway, which flows down the slopes towards the motorway. Although there is drainage in place to try and intercept this water, a lot of the drainage dates back to the construction of the motorway and are in need of repair or replacement. We have been carrying out a number of investigations along the A56/M66 and there are schemes programmed to address these drainage issues, one of which is in the location of your report. This scheme is programmed to be undertaken this year and should address the surface water issues along this section of road.

    Kind regards, Highways England Should you have any questions on this issue, please contact us at info@highwaysengland.co.uk or telephone 0300 123 5000, quoting ref: 21819113

    Posted by Highways England at 08:32, Thursday 21 January 2021

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