CASE STUDY

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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