An example of drainage improvement work has recently been completed at Pilch Lane, in Great Horwood.
The area was prone to surface water flooding due to blocked drainage ditches, and with the road subject to regular use by HGVs entering the nearby industrial area, the surface had become badly damaged.
The work took place on site from June 6, and the road was fully open again on July 1.
Work was originally due to be completed by June 20, but was delayed by bad weather which caused the area to be flooded.
A timely reminder of why this work was needed.
As well as clearing and improving the drainage, the worst areas of the road were resurfaced and new kerbs were installed.
Further small areas of surface patching were also carried out at the entrance to the industrial area.
To allow for the new drainage system, the hedges needed to be trimmed back.
As the work was taking place during the nesting season, every effort was made to not disturb any wildlife, and the team worked closely with the council’s ecologist.
The finished work has vastly improved the overall area, and ultimately made this road safer and able to deal with anything that the elements can throw at it.