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Overflowing ditches, blocked/ineffective gully drains

Reported via desktop in the Drains/Ditches Blocked category by Brian Hall at 12:58, Thu 15 July 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 359339.

Drainage ditches at new greenend farm and the exit from the Common Road industrial estate overflow onto the carriageway because the culverts and connection to the storm drainage is ineffective. 2 road gutter gully drains fronting onto the industrial estate are both blocked and also higher than the level of the carriageway so water flows straight past. this results in a river down the road, the first guuly drainage it can effectively drain into is out 235/237 Common Road! At 199 Common Road the water comes out of a manhole, eventually cascading across the road junction with the road to Whipsnade. At this time it is extremely hazardous to pedestrians due to the water sprayed across the pavement due to cars ignoring the effects of driving through it.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:58, Thu 15 July 2021

  • Thank you for your Highways report.
    We have now inspected the defect and no planned repair is necessary at this stage. Please be assured that we will continue to monitor and inspect the road in line with our established service plan.

    Thank you for reporting this matter,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:50, Wed 11 August 2021

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