Station Road grids and gullies still blocked

Surface water building up along busy road


Photograph of Blocked grid along Station Road close to Welham Green Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Blocked grid along Station Road close to Welham Green
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Five months after Station Road was resurfaced, gravel is still blocking the grids and gullies preventing rain water escaping. This despite Hertfordshire Highways being told to "sort it out" by a local councillor.

The entire stretch of the road between Brookmans Park and Welham Green is affected.

This site first reported the blocked grids on May 23. A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Highways said at the time that it was "up to the contractor to ensure all gullies and grids are left clear before finishing the job".

The spokesperson said that if the grids weren't cleared by the end of the month (May) the council would ask the contractor to return and complete the work.

Photograph of Flooded gully along Station Road close to Welham Green Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Flooded gully along Station Road close to Welham Green
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

A month later there was still no sign of a clean up.

On June 7, local councillor, Stephen Boulton was informed and promised to take action. He said it would be dealt with.
"Certainly the gullies should have been cleared by the contractor and I will speak immediately to my highways officer to sort it out."
But all that's changed since then is that the grass growing in the gullies is more established and that red dots have been painted on them.


Photograph of Red mark on flooded gully along Station Road close to Welham Green Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Red mark on flooded gully along Station Road close to Welham Green
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Hertfordshire Highways was asked via Twitter @Herts_Highways what the red dots meant, but this site is still waiting for an answer.








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