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Adjacent drainage trench near oldefields, Chalfont

Reported in the Ditch issue category anonymously at 09:52, Friday 17 January 2020

Received by Buckinghamshire County Council moments later

As reported by others this occurs several times every year. Failure to rectify means cars with low clearance break down in the puddle stopping school buses, hospital transport, commercial vehicles, BCC waste vehicles etc accessing Seer Green. This road is a BCC designated winter maintenance precautionary route.(https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/ services/ transport-and-roads/ road-maintenance-and-repairs/ winter-maintenance/ ) - 'These are the most important routes to keep everyone moving'. There are no diversion signs in place. On inspection this morning (1) the water level in the drainage ditch is much lower than the water on the road so the road drain is blocked. (2) Water is rising out of the drain closer to Oldefields and running down towards the flooded section.- See photo.

Depth gauges should be provided at fords or locations where flooding is known to be a persistent problem.See https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/ government/ uploads/ system/ uploads/ attachment_data/ file/ 772037/ traffic-signs-manual-chapter-4.pdf. This would stop low clearance vehicles from taking a chance and thus keep the road open for the other users until a drain cleaning truck can be dispatched.

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire County Council at 09:58, Friday 17 January 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire County Council at 09:10, Thursday 23 January 2020

  • Thank you for your report.

    This has been added to our programme of works. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with a timescale for this work to be carried out, we work on a priority based risk matrix in line with our Highway Inspection Policy and therefore programme times can change due to priority based working.

    Please be assured this is on our list of works to be carried out, we will continue to monitor all defects to ensure the safety of our residents as part of our Highways Inspection Policy which can be accessed via the link below;
    www.buckscc.gov.uk/highwaysinspectionpolicy
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire County Council at 09:11, Thursday 23 January 2020

  • We are pleased to tell you that the repair of this defect is now complete.

    The reports you make to us are invaluable, they help us achieve our pledge to always put safety first by prioritising the most critical repairs, being available to react 24/7 and regularly inspecting the highway

    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire County Council at 11:33, Monday 17 February 2020

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