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Bridleway EM12, Underpass to M1 motorway, flooded and impassable.

Reported in the Passage-Obstructed/Overgrown category anonymously at 15:14, Tuesday 11 August 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2240494.

The underpass to M1 motorway where the EM12 bridleway from Kilsby to Crick crosses the motorway is flooded and impassable on foot! In Autumn 2019, I took this route but was unable to get under the motorway because it was flooded! This month on the 4th August 2020 I took the same route again, only to find the motorway underpass was still flooded! despite there having been a long period with very little rain! Once again i had to retrace my steps with great inconvenience, as I had an appointment in Crick village!

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 15:15, Tuesday 11 August 2020

  • These photos Taken 18/8/20. No improvement in flooding

    Posted anonymously at 14:29, Wednesday 19 August 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:30, Wednesday 19 August 2020

  • I have just walked this footpath with my dogs. The water was up to the middle of my lower leg. It is not just the flooding, the water is absolutely disgusting. There sis a pipe running down the wall that suggests that water is being drained off the motorway and onto the bridleway. If not already I would expect this to become a health hazard both to humans and animals

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 18:26, Thursday 24 September 2020

  • I checked the pipe yesterday and it’s not the source of the flooding. If the drain cannot be cleared and maintained might I suggest a causeway of hardcore be constructed along one wall so cyclists can use the path. The alternative is to use the roundabout under the M1 which is highly dangerous for cyclists

    Posted by Andy Walker at 11:48, Monday 5 October 2020

  • Thanks for reporting this and apologies for the delay in getting back to you but a site visit has been made and we intend to attempt to clear the flooded and blocked gully within the next two weeks.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:53, Wednesday 11 November 2020

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