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Drain at the end of West Re, going onto London Rd, on the left hand side

Reported via mobile in the Drains/Ditches Blocked category anonymously at 20:58, Wednesday 10 July 2024

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 409062.

This drain is constantly overflowing when there is rain, bad enough to flood the whole of West Rd exit and 2/3 of London Rd.

It see it was reported in 2023 but the problem of the drain not doing it's job has been 2+ years. Nothing has been done since the 2023 report and it's only getting worse!

It needs unclogging from the debris and silt that's built up inside it. This used to happen, I think as normal maintenance, I haven't seen a 'drain unclogger truck's for many years.

It needs doing, it is becoming very dangerous and aqua-planing in a car happens a lot, as well as avoiding the flood by entering oncoming car's paths!

Accident waiting to happen.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 20:58, Wednesday 10 July 2024

  • Thank you for submitting your Highways report.
    Due to current budget constraints, we are having to prioritise repairs for defects that pose higher risks in accordance with our Network Management Maintenance Plan assessment criteria, the details of which can be found online transport/ roads-strategies/ highways-asset-management.aspx

    After inspecting the reported issue, our engineers have determined that this doesn't currently feature as a priority for repair. Rest assured, we'll continue to monitor the defect during future inspections. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your report.

    Many thanks,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 09:05, Friday 12 July 2024

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