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A3 Underpass both directions

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 15:19, Friday 14 January 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3240952.

Drains are blocked yet again at the lowest point of the underpass leading to flooding in Lane 2 both directions. Many vehicles are swerving into Lane 1 at the last minute to avoid the problem causing a safety issue for other road users. The lanes have both been flooded since 10 January.

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. We appreciate this. This has now been investigated and we’ve reported this to our contractors. If the blocked drain is identified as a safety issue it will be made safe within four hours. If it isn't a safety issue, we will aim to resolve it within 28 days. Should you need anything else, or have any questions, you may wish to contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234.

    Please also be aware that all Action Scheduled reports are automatically closed after 28 days. However, we aim to fix the fault within this timescale, which may be sooner, or in a few cases take a little longer.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 16:14, Friday 14 January 2022

  • The drain blockage has made the flooding worse since the last report. Whilst there has been no rain, the water table continually leaking in to the underpass has made the flooding rise still further. Fortunately there has been no rain on top. As a motorcyclist, I have now been covered twice in floodwater as a number of vehicles just speed through in lane 2 and fortunately don't aquaplane causing a further hazard. This drain is a known regular problem. Why is there no regular maintenance?

    Posted anonymously at 09:45, Thursday 20 January 2022

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