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Blocked highway kerb drain

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 10:20, Wed 20 October 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 407567.

The 1st E side kerb drain of Tooley Lane junction at A52 is blocked, road does not drain in wet weather. No photo, no camera. Anecdotal resident(s) suggested underground drain in grass verge was crushed by construction lorry and the damage concealed but not repaired.

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:20, Wed 20 October 2021

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 16:28, Wed 27 October 2021

  • We are sorry but we are not taking immediate action with this report because there was no problem when we visited site on 26/10/21 but local Officers are aware of concerns and will monitor if passing during rainfall. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:46, Mon 1 November 2021

  • OS Grid Reference TF 42928 51273, Blocked highway kerb drains - unresolved. Two previous fault reports (Council ref: 407567, 407569), were both wrongly closed by superficial investigation and false assessment.

    I will criticise your statement "there was no problem when we visited site on 26/10/21". That was a dry no rainfall day, there had been no rainfall for 5 days since 21-Oct of only 1.6mm in a 2 hour period, the day before 7.2mm sporadically in a 15 hour period. Where was the fundamental common sense of the investigation.

    I now refer you to the new attached photos from the 4-Nov after rainfall of 4.1mm in a 3 hour period (8.8mm in a 21 hour period). One photo shows the flooded carriageway from light rainfall, the standing water compounded by the A52 Main Road surface runoff into the Tooley Lane junction (with the blocked unmaintained kerb drains). Other photos show the soil and/or plant blocked kerb drains at this 20m roadway location. Let me be clear, these photos are not for a heavy downpour, it was a moderately light shower, the road junction should not flood.

    With certainty these drains have never been cleared for 3 years, and I believe (and anecdotally) not for eleven years, probably not at all since the building work after 2005 and the unresolved construction issues (Bsoston BCC Planning B/04/0907 of 2005).

    Action required - Clear soil and plant debris from the kerb drain access, Use a fibre optic camera to inspect the drain pipework for blockage and damage (from the 2005 property development). Drainage inspections to be during or immediately after rainfall.

    To be clear, faults are reported for deteriorating issues that need action, they are not on a cosmetic whim for reporting's sake.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 13:24, Sun 7 November 2021

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