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Flooding, blocked drains and debris

Reported via desktop in the Flooding/drainage category anonymously at 14:58, Tuesday 23 February 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Could you please investigate the A49 road on the bend by the old bridge pub just outside of Dorrington. i have some pictures of the drains there as they are completely blocked and when the weather is really bad it is quite dangerous here, with an accident occurring there in recent weeks as the water cannot drain so it creates a flood on a bend. the road needs sweeping and the drains need unblocking and also the footpaths need sweeping as well as these are dangerous to walk or run on due to the amount of debris on the footpaths. my son actually fell into the road here as he tripped on the debris on this footpath. if you could please look into these matters i would appreciate it. i have also raised this with my parish council as i have done every year as this is an annual problem which has never really been resolved correctly and is dangerous.

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England.

    We have passed your report to our local inspector who will review the issue as part of their next safety check.

    We aim to provide a further update no later than 9 March.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 11:42, Friday 26 February 2021

  • Thank you for your patience whilst our inspector reviewed your report.

    Our inspector visited the location and agrees that remedial work is needed to ensure the safety of road users.

    As such, a repair is planned, and we aim to complete this no later than 10 Apr 2021.

    Although we always aim to complete the repairs as planned, the date may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

    We will provide a further update to confirm when the work has been completed or, in exceptional circumstances, a revised date.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 14:58, Monday 8 March 2021

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