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Mud and debris on highway blocking drainage.

Reported via desktop in the Roads and Carriageways category anonymously at 08:36, Friday 9 February 2024

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

Block drainage system causing flooding

Due to mud and debris being taken onto the highway by trucks leaving from the adjacent construction site the large build up is continuing to block the gully’s etc along this road. Surly due to the large number of vehicle movements to and from this muddy site that as per HSE Guidance the operators should be arranging so that roadgoing vehicles do not drive onto mud on the site. This is prevented by laying roads and using site base plant to move materials to holding areas at the edge of the site. If vehicles are likely to pick up mud, which they do the site should anticipate this and install a wheel wash routine or as a back up, the site should have arrangements in place to call-in Road sweeping machine at short notice. But the use of this due to the amount of debris / Mud is not effective. Thus site management should also be monitoring conditions outside their site regularly during periods of material movement. Due to the extensive rain that we’ve had over the last six months, the debris being brought onto the highway / foot paths is getting worse, causing the local authority more work and cost. Together with walkers, cyclists and cars getting covered in mud on there journey past this site. Surely it is about time that the operator is made to provide a wash facility and no vehicles should leave until they have used it and are clean.

Council ref: ENQ24991379

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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 08:36, Friday 9 February 2024

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