Low Prudhoe flooding issue.

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  • Update 11th January 2021
  • Due to unforeseen operational & administrative reasons the roadworks will not commence this week, the road closure notice will not be implemented at this time.
  • Apologies for this, we will try to provide an update as soon as practicable.
  • Update 9th January 2021
  • This is the road from the railway crossing to the roundabout, where the flooding has been happening
  • NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL
  • ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1)
  • C255 STATION ROAD PRUDHOE
  • (TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 2020
  • NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Northumberland County Council intends to make an Order to prohibit the use by vehicular traffic on that section of the C255 Station Road from the railway line heading south for a distance of 200 metres in the County ofNorthumberland.
  • The Order is to be effective from the 11th January 2021 until the 11th June 2021 .
  • It is expected that the road will only be closed from the 11th January 2021 until the 12th March 2021 however it will be closed at all times during this period.
  • The alternative route for vehicular traffic will be via the C254, C301, B6317, A695 and vice versa.
  • Enquiries should be made to Northumberland County Council’s Contact Centre 0345 600
  • 6400 or at https://one.network (enter the road number and road name). –
  • Ref:119748102.
  • Questions and answers.
  • Why is this work being done ?
  • – This has been a problem for many years, the drains have become damaged and ineffective, this is a major route into & out of Prudhoe
  • What has happened to the drains ?
  • – They have deteriorated over the years, A lot of heavy vehicles pass over this area, utilities have carried out a lot of repair work a wide range of pipes and cables are situated next to the drainage.
  • The amount of rain water appears to be increasing according to many reports.
  • House building and tarmac drives etc add to the increase of water that can not soak into the ground naturally.
  • Why has this issue not been tackled before ?
  • When we were elected in 2017 we pledged to spend more than ever into the highways infrastructure, as this had been neglected in this part of the County for far too long.
  • This is another major investment that we have pushed for.
  • Residents have asked why this was not done when the ill fated bridge project was carried out.- Sorry don’t know that would have seemed sensible, but before our time.
  • How much is this work costing ?
  • A massive investment as you can imagine,work will have to be carried out with partner organisations and a design for a new drainage system has had to be drawn up, Work will include going under the railway line.
  • The drains have been cleaned and repaired over the years but this is what is needed.
  • A business case has had made to allow funding for such an investment, but this has now been sanctioned.
  • We know this will cause disruption, but is being carried out when many businesses are closed due to the pandemic, Schools have reduced numbers, no tourism, people are being encouraged to shoplocal & stay local.
  • The number of trains & passengers are reduced.

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  • Update 24/2/20 – We understand that our application for funding to carry out this complicated engineering task has been successful, and hope that the work will commence in the new financial year.

Further to updates provided in August 2019.

There has been occasions of flooding in this area for 25 years plus.

The location shown is at the foot of a large hill with many roads leading to it, there are several drains in the area.  There is a rise in the road leading to the railway crossing and this adds to the issue.

But due to many factors these drains get filled with gravel etc quicker than some other roads, this is not uncommon for a few drains.

Gullies with such issues are cleaned more often than others.

  • The bridge closure has allowed exploratory work to take place.
  • Camera equipment has been used and we have viewed the footage.
  • The drains have been cleared and the flow of water eased.
  • There is a lot of historical drainage problems in this area.
  • extensive long term solutions are currently being designed
  • We are determined to deal with this problem, and will continue to provide updates.

As the designs for extensive drainage improvements are being drawn up to solve this long term problem drainage issues may be experienced.

This means that significant investment will be needed.

We want this problem sorted as quickly as possible and will not ignore it.

Please report any highways issues- it only takes seconds

https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Highways/Roads.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2xq0FtwUy_a5CGmp-H0g8C8uJe620dpyLRqEFGcECqgSP354KLx8YUcy0

We do not enter into discussions or take reports via social media but offer a range of  methods for residents to contact Gordon & ken their County Cllrs

Contact us section  https://prudhoeconservatives.wordpress.com/contact-us/

You can follow us on facebook & Instagram ‘Prudhoe matters’ and twitter ‘PrudhoeNland’ 

We do not enter into discussions or take reports via social media but offer a range of  methods for residents to contact Gordon & ken their County Cllrs

Contact us section  https://prudhoeconservatives.wordpress.com/contact-us/

You can follow us on facebook & Instagram ‘Prudhoe matters’ and twitter ‘PrudhoeNland’ 

We do not enter into discussions or take reports via social media but offer a range of  methods for residents to contact Gordon & Ken their County Cllrs

Contact us section  https://prudhoeconservatives.wordpress.com/contact-us/

You can follow us on facebook & Instagram ‘Prudhoe matters’ and twitter ‘PrudhoeNland’