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Blocked drain and flooded lane

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain category by Mervyn Carroll at 21:00, Mon 17 April 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4453346.

Previous reported as: Reference report number 40188228 on HORSENDEN LANE, LONGWICK CUM ILMER.

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It would be a good time for the engineer to visit Horsenden Lane and see the water runoff issue that was reported 18 months ago. Please see the attached photos.

The water is running down the road (rather than a drainage channel at the side of the road), the lane is a complete mess and it has been all winter. We have had numerous pot holes filled (and refilled) in the past year and there are more that now need refilling again.

The situation is currently being made worse as the first drain is now blocked (see photo 1.) as so much debris has washed down into the drain and the water is now running the whole length of Horsenden Lane.

Please note that Horsenden Lane is a single track lane and it’s the start of the (very popular) Phoenix Trail. It’s always busy with walkers, families, dogs, runners and cyclists. Horsenden is a Conservation area.

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  • This has been passed to the Local Area Technician to investigate.

    We know that an important part of any road network is the drainage system which is designed to carry water away from the road surface. Even when a gully is clean and well maintained it will only cope with a certain volume of water at one time, a sudden and heavy downpour can still cause flooding especially if the road is in a low lying area.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 21:00, Mon 17 April 2023

  • Update

    We have now inspected the area and our assessment is that no action is required at this stage.

    The issue reported will be added to a package of works for this location and will be addressed when we are next in the area.

    Please be assured, we will continue to monitor the area in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:49, Wed 31 May 2023

  • Update

    We are very pleased to tell you that the issue reported has now been resolved.

    Alongside our safety inspection policy, reports from the public help us to keep the roads in Buckinghamshire safe.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 16:30, Fri 24 November 2023

This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location.