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Road drainage under bridge - the traditional issue

Reported via iOS in the Drainage category anonymously at 21:42, Saturday 3 October 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Pedestrians risk a soaking on pavement under rail bridge.. ..just checking whether the annual maintenance check/drain clearance (drainage pump?) has been done/checked.

Pedestrians likely deserve to know the risk they face if they choose to walk that pavement. Thanks.

Council ref: ENQ20877503

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 21:43, Saturday 3 October 2020

  • It looks like the gullies haven’t been cleared.. it would make a helpful difference.

    Posted anonymously at 21:48, Wednesday 7 October 2020

  • We have inspected the highway gullies and will report the issue with pumps to network rail as they are there pumps to maintain

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 17:53, Thursday 8 October 2020

  • Water is still flowing from the drain and accumulating under the railway bridge just under two weeks later. Still dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians who are getting completely soaked by cars driving through the large pool of water.

    Posted anonymously at 16:01, Thursday 15 October 2020

  • This is one of those awkward gulley’s — bad cover design.. it would hold more water and ease flow of water to the waste water pumps below, if the gulley was cleared of debris/leaves/dirt. Have to guess this is unlikely to happen, so puddles next to pavement all through rainy seasons. Putting a 10mph limit under the bridge would mitigate the splash risk to pedestrians.. Have to think it won’t happen; pedestrians are 2nd class citizens of similar category to cyclists.

    Posted anonymously at 22:19, Saturday 31 October 2020

  • The gullies and channels are scheduled to be cleared, and Network rail are monitoring and checking their pumps under the bridge.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 07:19, Monday 2 November 2020

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