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Blocked drain causing flooding to underpass

Reported via mobile in the Blocked/Damaged category anonymously at 10:47, Wednesday 19 May 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2735565.

The underpass had been unusable for several days now as water from rain is not draining. This is causing particular problems for local primary school as many children who walk to school alone are being forced to cross a busy road. Thank you.

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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 Highways at 10:48, Wednesday 19 May 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We understand that you have concerns about the condition of the underpass adjacent to Hunsbarrow Road. We note with regret, that you it is blocked and flooded, rendering it unusable. We have carried out an assessment of the problem and are pleased to confirm that the issue you have indicated in this location, has a drainage team that is going to investigate, clean and test the gullies today. Please be assured that you will receive an update once works are concluded.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:29, Friday 21 May 2021

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:58, Friday 21 May 2021

  • No one has, as yet, been out to fix this issue and the immediate flooding problem has resolved itself due to hot weather but the problem will be reoccurring due to the muck and sludge continuing to block the drain to the point it is very difficult to see where the drain even is. Thank you

    Posted anonymously at 16:00, Monday 7 June 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:00, Monday 7 June 2021

  • Thank you for your further comments. We not with concern that the issue affecting the drains still hasn’t been resolved. The team have reassessed this site and have raised a works order to carry out further remedial work as; unfortunately, the initial testing of the gullies did not fix the concern. We can confirm that this will hopefully be completed within a months’ time. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:04, Tuesday 8 June 2021

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