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Drains not capable of handling rain

Reported via mobile in the Flooding category anonymously at 09:01, Mon 5 July 2021

Sent to Bristol City Council 35 minutes later

I have called the council out on several occasions to fix the ‘blocked drains’ as the road floods on the slightest bit of rainfall. Apparently the incorrect drains have been installed, they are the incorrect pots or something. The road floods whenever it rains, as shown in the photos attached. This is incredibly dangerous and is a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt. This is a popular crossing point, which forces pedestrians to cut through the middle of the puddle (lowest flooding point) to cross the road. Vale lane is a notorious short cut to bypass traffic on the main road, so cars travel at high speeds on this section of road on a daily basis. As my office looks out on this junction, I see the near missus and hear the screeching of brakes every time the drains on either side of the road are overrun. I have seen young kids on their bikes trying to navigate through the puddle and cars having to slam on their brakes. Something needs to be done about this before it is too late, as I don’t want it on my conscience. The drains on both side of the entrance/exit to vale lane, outside my work (Befanco) need immediate attention. There is currently puddles out their now, as a result of the rainfall over the weekend.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:02, Mon 5 July 2021

  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:57, Tue 6 July 2021

  • A job has been raised with our contractors to action this issue and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:09, Wed 28 July 2021

  • A job has been raised with our contractors to action this issue and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:09, Wed 28 July 2021

  • This problem has not been fixed and has been incredibly dangerous this last couple of weeks with the wet weather. The drains simply cannot handle any amount of rainfall and flood the road, making crossing the road impossible for pedestrians. It is a serious accident waiting to happen, i have seen kids caught in the middle of the road trying to navigate around the puddle and cars braking late. This has the potential to be a fatal accident and the problem needs resolving sooner rather than later before anything happens!

    Posted anonymously at 10:05, Mon 2 August 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:05, Mon 2 August 2021

  • A job has been raised with our contractors to action this issue and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:20, Thu 5 August 2021

  • This issue requires further investigation. We'll provide updates on the outcome in due course.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:02, Tue 5 October 2021

  • This issue requires further investigation. We'll provide updates on the outcome in due course.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:37, Fri 8 October 2021

  • ETM have visited the drains and attempted to 'unblock' them, however as previously informed, the drains have the incorrect pots and are not capable of handling the rain. Another downpour and the road is flooded again. I have recently installed CCTV, which 1 camera covers this area, i have just witnessed children trying to cross this lake, luckily no cars were speeding round the corner at this time. However i can assure you there will be an accident here at some point because of this flooding every time it rains, i hope its not a child and i hope its not fatal. I have made numerous complaints about this dangerous part of the road, this should have been dealt with properly, as i know the notes on your system also confirm the pot in each drain is the wrong size.

    Posted anonymously at 13:32, Thu 28 October 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:32, Thu 28 October 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:05, Fri 19 November 2021

  • This issue requires further investigation. We'll provide updates on the outcome in due course.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:38, Wed 23 February 2022

  • This issue requires further investigation. We'll provide updates on the outcome in due course.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:45, Wed 23 February 2022

  • This issue has been reallocated to the relevant officer or team for action. They'll update you on progress.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:21, Wed 9 March 2022

  • If the issue still exists, please review the location and the description and let us know by creating a new enquiry on FixMyStreet

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:42, Thu 12 May 2022

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 2840795 in your new report if it is an update on this one.