Flood misery continues despite drainage work on A27

Flood misery continues despite drainage work on A27

Flood misery continues despite drainage work on A27

First published in News by , Assistant News Editor

Highway bosses have admitted that despite months of drainage work they cannot stop the A27 from flooding.

Drivers have faced months of traffic misery during the major roadworks project which started in October.

But despite three months of work, which will overrun into the New Year, the scheme designed to prevent drainage problems did not stop the road from flooding.

One lane of the dual carriageway has been flooded since the weekend, with water spreading across the whole of the eastbound side on Christmas Eve.

Yesterday one lane of the road was still coned off as Highways Agency staff tried to clear drains.

A Highways Agency spokeswoman said: “The amount of water any drainage system can take is finite.

“Over the weekend we have experienced the equivalent of three average weeks of rainfall which means the ground is saturated.

“This combined with a high water table and low lying flood plain in the area means there is simply nowhere for the water to go.”

Adur District Council leader Neil Parkin said: “In fairness we have had unusually heavy rainfall.

“But I’m disappointed that people have been put through three months of pain and it doesn’t seem to have made any difference.”

One person on community website The Worthing Page wrote: “Really disappointed to see that after weeks of disruption and hundreds of thousands of pounds being spent on ‘drainage upgrades’, the inside lane of the A27 at Lancing Leisure Centre was coned off with massive flooding.

Simply not on.”

East Worthing and Shoreham MPTim Loughton said he had been contacted by several residents about the flooding.

He said: “People are understandably frustrated that despite the road improvements there is still surface water which is causing disruption.

“But it’s not that the improvements don’t work, they haven’t been finished.”

There have been up to five flood warnings for Sussex since the weekend as rivers threatened to burst their banks.

On Christmas Eve the Environment Agency issued a flood alert for the Patcham area of Brighton.

Mother-of-three Rachel Daniel woke to find her Travelodge room at Hickstead flooded on Boxing Day morning.

The 40-year-old had travelled from Woking to spend Christmas and Boxing Day with her mother in Haywards Heath.

She said: “We were literally walking down to reception and the sodden carpets were squelching under our feet.”

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8:54am Thu 27 Dec 12

Can this be says...

It is worthwhile viewing the A27 flooding near the Lancing Leisure Centre in relation to the land raising which has been going on in recent years on the low lying land to the east of Mash Barn Lane. Can we be assured that this is not having any impact and is not counteracting any road drainage improvements? This must have previously provided valuable storage space for flood water.

I hope those living in nearby Manor Close are not suffering like they did in 2000/01
It is worthwhile viewing the A27 flooding near the Lancing Leisure Centre in relation to the land raising which has been going on in recent years on the low lying land to the east of Mash Barn Lane. Can we be assured that this is not having any impact and is not counteracting any road drainage improvements? This must have previously provided valuable storage space for flood water. I hope those living in nearby Manor Close are not suffering like they did in 2000/01 Can this be
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9:05am Thu 27 Dec 12

den2il says...

So the every day worker using this stretch of road (like myself) and paying for this inadequate flood defence system is to no avail as long as we don't get heavy rainfall!

What will the excuses be when it happens again - and it will.

UNBELIEVABLE.
So the every day worker using this stretch of road (like myself) and paying for this inadequate flood defence system is to no avail as long as we don't get heavy rainfall! What will the excuses be when it happens again - and it will. UNBELIEVABLE. den2il
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9:15am Thu 27 Dec 12

phewar says...

Pipe the water into the River Adur instead.
Pipe the water into the River Adur instead. phewar
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9:15am Thu 27 Dec 12

Hove Actually says...

They spent the money and like anything now days they will want even more cash for an upgrade.
They spent the money and like anything now days they will want even more cash for an upgrade. Hove Actually
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10:00am Thu 27 Dec 12

Morpheus says...

Those people complaining should consider that it would have been a lot worse without this work. Also, as the report says the work is not finished.
Those people complaining should consider that it would have been a lot worse without this work. Also, as the report says the work is not finished. Morpheus
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10:35am Thu 27 Dec 12

graham w says...

What we have to bear in mind in all of this disruption is its a "trunk rd " OUR only one in this part of the world,we need a "bypass" I find this situation amazing, i totally agree with PHEWAR, pump the flood water thats coming down off the hill, into the river adur, as a job,and leave it permantly installed for these one in 5 year occaisions.We have had 10 weeks of total disruption only to find that not only is the road still flooding, but its now going to carry on from jan 7th for another 8 weeks , one of the things ive noticed while queing thro highway works the lack of manpwer actually doing anything ,thats a big point, job was totally under resourced,how can ajob like this that should have been properly planned end up as a total **** up..and when its all done all those lovely holed kerb stone will fill up with detrius and "adur district council still wont sweep the a27 so it will all be back to square one..ha bloody ha.
What we have to bear in mind in all of this disruption is its a "trunk rd " OUR only one in this part of the world,we need a "bypass" I find this situation amazing, i totally agree with PHEWAR, pump the flood water thats coming down off the hill, into the river adur, as a job,and leave it permantly installed for these one in 5 year occaisions.We have had 10 weeks of total disruption only to find that not only is the road still flooding, but its now going to carry on from jan 7th for another 8 weeks , one of the things ive noticed while queing thro highway works the lack of manpwer actually doing anything ,thats a big point, job was totally under resourced,how can ajob like this that should have been properly planned end up as a total **** up..and when its all done all those lovely holed kerb stone will fill up with detrius and "adur district council still wont sweep the a27 so it will all be back to square one..ha bloody ha. graham w
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10:40am Thu 27 Dec 12

ShorehamBeachcomber says...

Having trees on level ground with feet of the roadside is a good indication if the cluelessness of those involved.....remove trees, remove some soil....water doesn't run uphill can someone tell the 'Engineers'
Having trees on level ground with feet of the roadside is a good indication if the cluelessness of those involved.....remove trees, remove some soil....water doesn't run uphill can someone tell the 'Engineers' ShorehamBeachcomber
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11:07am Thu 27 Dec 12

graham_Seagull says...

ShorehamBeachcomber wrote:
Having trees on level ground with feet of the roadside is a good indication if the cluelessness of those involved.....remove trees, remove some soil....water doesn't run uphill can someone tell the 'Engineers'
the trees will be helping to clear the water by taking it up through the roots, hence if the vegatation is cleared it would be much worse than it currently is.
[quote][p][bold]ShorehamBeachcomber[/bold] wrote: Having trees on level ground with feet of the roadside is a good indication if the cluelessness of those involved.....remove trees, remove some soil....water doesn't run uphill can someone tell the 'Engineers'[/p][/quote]the trees will be helping to clear the water by taking it up through the roots, hence if the vegatation is cleared it would be much worse than it currently is. graham_Seagull
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11:18am Thu 27 Dec 12

den2il says...

Morpheus wrote:
Those people complaining should consider that it would have been a lot worse without this work. Also, as the report says the work is not finished.
The new drainage is complete on that stretch of the road.

Give me YOUR money and I'll be happy to tear it up and throw it away!

You don't spend millions to get it half right.
[quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: Those people complaining should consider that it would have been a lot worse without this work. Also, as the report says the work is not finished.[/p][/quote]The new drainage is complete on that stretch of the road. Give me YOUR money and I'll be happy to tear it up and throw it away! You don't spend millions to get it half right. den2il
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11:30am Thu 27 Dec 12

graham_Seagull says...

den2il wrote:
Morpheus wrote: Those people complaining should consider that it would have been a lot worse without this work. Also, as the report says the work is not finished.
The new drainage is complete on that stretch of the road. Give me YOUR money and I'll be happy to tear it up and throw it away! You don't spend millions to get it half right.
short of creating a huge drainage system there costing many millions there's not much that can be done.

- it's very low lying
- the water table is very high (it was flood land from the river before the embannkments were built)
- there isn't any gradient which could be used to direct the floodwater away down

So I'm not sure what miracles you expected to see
[quote][p][bold]den2il[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: Those people complaining should consider that it would have been a lot worse without this work. Also, as the report says the work is not finished.[/p][/quote]The new drainage is complete on that stretch of the road. Give me YOUR money and I'll be happy to tear it up and throw it away! You don't spend millions to get it half right.[/p][/quote]short of creating a huge drainage system there costing many millions there's not much that can be done. - it's very low lying - the water table is very high (it was flood land from the river before the embannkments were built) - there isn't any gradient which could be used to direct the floodwater away down So I'm not sure what miracles you expected to see graham_Seagull
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11:30am Thu 27 Dec 12

graham_Seagull says...

graham w wrote:
What we have to bear in mind in all of this disruption is its a "trunk rd " OUR only one in this part of the world,we need a "bypass" I find this situation amazing, i totally agree with PHEWAR, pump the flood water thats coming down off the hill, into the river adur, as a job,and leave it permantly installed for these one in 5 year occaisions.We have had 10 weeks of total disruption only to find that not only is the road still flooding, but its now going to carry on from jan 7th for another 8 weeks , one of the things ive noticed while queing thro highway works the lack of manpwer actually doing anything ,thats a big point, job was totally under resourced,how can ajob like this that should have been properly planned end up as a total **** up..and when its all done all those lovely holed kerb stone will fill up with detrius and "adur district council still wont sweep the a27 so it will all be back to square one..ha bloody ha.
bypass...where would that go then eh?
What a ridiculous statement to make.
[quote][p][bold]graham w [/bold] wrote: What we have to bear in mind in all of this disruption is its a "trunk rd " OUR only one in this part of the world,we need a "bypass" I find this situation amazing, i totally agree with PHEWAR, pump the flood water thats coming down off the hill, into the river adur, as a job,and leave it permantly installed for these one in 5 year occaisions.We have had 10 weeks of total disruption only to find that not only is the road still flooding, but its now going to carry on from jan 7th for another 8 weeks , one of the things ive noticed while queing thro highway works the lack of manpwer actually doing anything ,thats a big point, job was totally under resourced,how can ajob like this that should have been properly planned end up as a total **** up..and when its all done all those lovely holed kerb stone will fill up with detrius and "adur district council still wont sweep the a27 so it will all be back to square one..ha bloody ha.[/p][/quote]bypass...where would that go then eh? What a ridiculous statement to make. graham_Seagull
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11:32am Thu 27 Dec 12

graham_Seagull says...

phewar wrote:
Pipe the water into the River Adur instead.
...and just how expensive would that be eh?
The entire road would have to be dug up to put a huge drainage capability under it, before relaying it, so the pumps would be effective.

That would be ...hmmmm...probably £10-20 million?
[quote][p][bold]phewar[/bold] wrote: Pipe the water into the River Adur instead.[/p][/quote]...and just how expensive would that be eh? The entire road would have to be dug up to put a huge drainage capability under it, before relaying it, so the pumps would be effective. That would be ...hmmmm...probably £10-20 million? graham_Seagull
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11:43am Thu 27 Dec 12

den2il says...

graham_Seagull wrote:
den2il wrote:
Morpheus wrote: Those people complaining should consider that it would have been a lot worse without this work. Also, as the report says the work is not finished.
The new drainage is complete on that stretch of the road. Give me YOUR money and I'll be happy to tear it up and throw it away! You don't spend millions to get it half right.
short of creating a huge drainage system there costing many millions there's not much that can be done.

- it's very low lying
- the water table is very high (it was flood land from the river before the embannkments were built)
- there isn't any gradient which could be used to direct the floodwater away down

So I'm not sure what miracles you expected to see
So why did they go ahead with the project?
[quote][p][bold]graham_Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]den2il[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: Those people complaining should consider that it would have been a lot worse without this work. Also, as the report says the work is not finished.[/p][/quote]The new drainage is complete on that stretch of the road. Give me YOUR money and I'll be happy to tear it up and throw it away! You don't spend millions to get it half right.[/p][/quote]short of creating a huge drainage system there costing many millions there's not much that can be done. - it's very low lying - the water table is very high (it was flood land from the river before the embannkments were built) - there isn't any gradient which could be used to direct the floodwater away down So I'm not sure what miracles you expected to see[/p][/quote]So why did they go ahead with the project? den2il
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11:52am Thu 27 Dec 12

SimonS says...

I think the real test is whether it still floods all the time like it previously did. Every time it rained heavily, even for just a few hours, it would flood, where as there has been a ridiculous amount of rainfall recently so it's not a huge surprise to see it flooding again.
I think the real test is whether it still floods all the time like it previously did. Every time it rained heavily, even for just a few hours, it would flood, where as there has been a ridiculous amount of rainfall recently so it's not a huge surprise to see it flooding again. SimonS
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11:54am Thu 27 Dec 12

rfairweather@tiscali.co.uk says...

Its the wrong sort of rain.Maybe the Highways Agency should consult Network Rail.
Its the wrong sort of rain.Maybe the Highways Agency should consult Network Rail. rfairweather@tiscali.co.uk
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11:55am Thu 27 Dec 12

graham_Seagull says...

den2il wrote:
graham_Seagull wrote:
den2il wrote:
Morpheus wrote: Those people complaining should consider that it would have been a lot worse without this work. Also, as the report says the work is not finished.
The new drainage is complete on that stretch of the road. Give me YOUR money and I'll be happy to tear it up and throw it away! You don't spend millions to get it half right.
short of creating a huge drainage system there costing many millions there's not much that can be done. - it's very low lying - the water table is very high (it was flood land from the river before the embannkments were built) - there isn't any gradient which could be used to direct the floodwater away down So I'm not sure what miracles you expected to see
So why did they go ahead with the project?
I suspect that previously it was flooding say, once every 2 years, and the new work may change that to perhaps once every 5 years.

Short of putting the road on stilts, not much else can be done on a flood plain
[quote][p][bold]den2il[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]graham_Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]den2il[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: Those people complaining should consider that it would have been a lot worse without this work. Also, as the report says the work is not finished.[/p][/quote]The new drainage is complete on that stretch of the road. Give me YOUR money and I'll be happy to tear it up and throw it away! You don't spend millions to get it half right.[/p][/quote]short of creating a huge drainage system there costing many millions there's not much that can be done. - it's very low lying - the water table is very high (it was flood land from the river before the embannkments were built) - there isn't any gradient which could be used to direct the floodwater away down So I'm not sure what miracles you expected to see[/p][/quote]So why did they go ahead with the project?[/p][/quote]I suspect that previously it was flooding say, once every 2 years, and the new work may change that to perhaps once every 5 years. Short of putting the road on stilts, not much else can be done on a flood plain graham_Seagull
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12:13pm Thu 27 Dec 12

wippasnapper says...

One we dote normally have this amount of rain but seeing’s its set to get worst over the years to come the government better start finding new ways of drainage because it wont just be one lain flooded but there again if you build roads and housing on flood plains what ells do you expect to happen
One we dote normally have this amount of rain but seeing’s its set to get worst over the years to come the government better start finding new ways of drainage because it wont just be one lain flooded but there again if you build roads and housing on flood plains what ells do you expect to happen wippasnapper
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12:31pm Thu 27 Dec 12

angrymonkey says...

Wast of money you got the river just few hundred meters away should just put a big drainage ditch in to it passing under the road to the collage.
Wast of money you got the river just few hundred meters away should just put a big drainage ditch in to it passing under the road to the collage. angrymonkey
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1:00pm Thu 27 Dec 12

graham w says...

well mr graham seagull..dont you spout some rubbish and as your name suggests full of -hit..you obviously havnt lived around here very long or you would know where the roads going to go, "when it finally gets built"..happy new year to you...
well mr graham seagull..dont you spout some rubbish and as your name suggests full of -hit..you obviously havnt lived around here very long or you would know where the roads going to go, "when it finally gets built"..happy new year to you... graham w
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1:06pm Thu 27 Dec 12

mangothecat says...

I bet the drainage ditches are all blocked with vegetation and dumped fridges etc..

Get whoever owns the land to clear and maintain the ditches and a lot of flooding would not happen
I bet the drainage ditches are all blocked with vegetation and dumped fridges etc.. Get whoever owns the land to clear and maintain the ditches and a lot of flooding would not happen mangothecat
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2:24pm Thu 27 Dec 12

graham_Seagull says...

graham w wrote:
well mr graham seagull..dont you spout some rubbish and as your name suggests full of -hit..you obviously havnt lived around here very long or you would know where the roads going to go, "when it finally gets built"..happy new year to you...
oooh hark at thee, full of Xmas spirit I see.
What bypass that way - you mean around the back of Lancing through.....oh yes National Trust territory!! And you think that you're going to get a bypass through there do you? Good luck with that one. Let me know how it goes.
[quote][p][bold]graham w [/bold] wrote: well mr graham seagull..dont you spout some rubbish and as your name suggests full of -hit..you obviously havnt lived around here very long or you would know where the roads going to go, "when it finally gets built"..happy new year to you...[/p][/quote]oooh hark at thee, full of Xmas spirit I see. What bypass that way - you mean around the back of Lancing through.....oh yes National Trust territory!! And you think that you're going to get a bypass through there do you? Good luck with that one. Let me know how it goes. graham_Seagull
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2:26pm Thu 27 Dec 12

graham_Seagull says...

angrymonkey wrote:
Wast of money you got the river just few hundred meters away should just put a big drainage ditch in to it passing under the road to the collage.
water doesnt really go anywhere on a flat flood plains, it meanders. Without a gradient it can't flow to the river.
[quote][p][bold]angrymonkey[/bold] wrote: Wast of money you got the river just few hundred meters away should just put a big drainage ditch in to it passing under the road to the collage.[/p][/quote]water doesnt really go anywhere on a flat flood plains, it meanders. Without a gradient it can't flow to the river. graham_Seagull
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2:35pm Thu 27 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

Perhaps if they planted a lot more trees andbushes along side of the road it would help as they would suck more water out of the ground enabling more water to soak in rather than run onto the road.
Another stupid thing is these people who pave over their gardens because they don't want to cut the grass. Then they complain when their houses flood.
Perhaps if they planted a lot more trees andbushes along side of the road it would help as they would suck more water out of the ground enabling more water to soak in rather than run onto the road. Another stupid thing is these people who pave over their gardens because they don't want to cut the grass. Then they complain when their houses flood. sussexram40
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4:42pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Roundbill says...

I know b*gger-all about civil engineering, although I sometimes watch Channel 5 documentaries about massive bridges and stuff like that. Is this the right place to pontificate on how the contractors screwed this project up, and how to rectify it?
I know b*gger-all about civil engineering, although I sometimes watch Channel 5 documentaries about massive bridges and stuff like that. Is this the right place to pontificate on how the contractors screwed this project up, and how to rectify it? Roundbill
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6:12pm Thu 27 Dec 12

nocando says...

If the traffic wasn't so frustrating it'd be easy to laugh about this and all the talk of expensive pumps etc. Water flows downhill all by itself and here we are with a road that sits x amount of feet high above a bloody great river and no idea how to get rid of surplus rainwater. Those poor riverbank folk down in the west country must think our county's highways are run by complete plonkers...
If the traffic wasn't so frustrating it'd be easy to laugh about this and all the talk of expensive pumps etc. Water flows downhill all by itself and here we are with a road that sits x amount of feet high above a bloody great river and no idea how to get rid of surplus rainwater. Those poor riverbank folk down in the west country must think our county's highways are run by complete plonkers... nocando
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8:33pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Nosfaratu says...

graham_Seagull wrote:
den2il wrote:
Morpheus wrote: Those people complaining should consider that it would have been a lot worse without this work. Also, as the report says the work is not finished.
The new drainage is complete on that stretch of the road. Give me YOUR money and I'll be happy to tear it up and throw it away! You don't spend millions to get it half right.
short of creating a huge drainage system there costing many millions there's not much that can be done. - it's very low lying - the water table is very high (it was flood land from the river before the embannkments were built) - there isn't any gradient which could be used to direct the floodwater away down So I'm not sure what miracles you expected to see
We expect the works to 'Get it Right', first time. I am dumbfounded that the public are expected to put up with shoddy workmanship.

So the Main Coast Road (A27)is liable to be flooded and there is nothing that can be done. Total rubbish, you can always find a solution. Why not raise the road.
This is just another short term non-solution, just like the Chichester By-Pass, always flooding at the first rain drop. So not only do we have the worst road system in England, we also have the most badly built. The Second Class citizens of Sussex screwed again.
[quote][p][bold]graham_Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]den2il[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: Those people complaining should consider that it would have been a lot worse without this work. Also, as the report says the work is not finished.[/p][/quote]The new drainage is complete on that stretch of the road. Give me YOUR money and I'll be happy to tear it up and throw it away! You don't spend millions to get it half right.[/p][/quote]short of creating a huge drainage system there costing many millions there's not much that can be done. - it's very low lying - the water table is very high (it was flood land from the river before the embannkments were built) - there isn't any gradient which could be used to direct the floodwater away down So I'm not sure what miracles you expected to see[/p][/quote]We expect the works to 'Get it Right', first time. I am dumbfounded that the public are expected to put up with shoddy workmanship. So the Main Coast Road (A27)is liable to be flooded and there is nothing that can be done. Total rubbish, you can always find a solution. Why not raise the road. This is just another short term non-solution, just like the Chichester By-Pass, always flooding at the first rain drop. So not only do we have the worst road system in England, we also have the most badly built. The Second Class citizens of Sussex screwed again. Nosfaratu
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8:36pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Nosfaratu says...

Roundbill wrote:
I know b*gger-all about civil engineering, although I sometimes watch Channel 5 documentaries about massive bridges and stuff like that. Is this the right place to pontificate on how the contractors screwed this project up, and how to rectify it?
Absolutely !
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: I know b*gger-all about civil engineering, although I sometimes watch Channel 5 documentaries about massive bridges and stuff like that. Is this the right place to pontificate on how the contractors screwed this project up, and how to rectify it?[/p][/quote]Absolutely ! Nosfaratu
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8:42pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Nosfaratu says...

nocando wrote:
If the traffic wasn't so frustrating it'd be easy to laugh about this and all the talk of expensive pumps etc. Water flows downhill all by itself and here we are with a road that sits x amount of feet high above a bloody great river and no idea how to get rid of surplus rainwater. Those poor riverbank folk down in the west country must think our county's highways are run by complete plonkers...
You are right !
[quote][p][bold]nocando[/bold] wrote: If the traffic wasn't so frustrating it'd be easy to laugh about this and all the talk of expensive pumps etc. Water flows downhill all by itself and here we are with a road that sits x amount of feet high above a bloody great river and no idea how to get rid of surplus rainwater. Those poor riverbank folk down in the west country must think our county's highways are run by complete plonkers...[/p][/quote]You are right ! Nosfaratu
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8:49pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Nosfaratu says...

So many thousands of people from all over Sussex are delayed and inconvenienced by traffic delays, floods and congestion and the Local Authorities say nothing can be done.

What we need is a total revamp of the A27 from Chichester to Dover. Perhaps a Motorway. Write to your MP. Its important we dont get treated like second class citizens just because we live South of Gatwick.
So many thousands of people from all over Sussex are delayed and inconvenienced by traffic delays, floods and congestion and the Local Authorities say nothing can be done. What we need is a total revamp of the A27 from Chichester to Dover. Perhaps a Motorway. Write to your MP. Its important we dont get treated like second class citizens just because we live South of Gatwick. Nosfaratu
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9:15pm Thu 27 Dec 12

graham_Seagull says...

Nosfaratu wrote:
graham_Seagull wrote:
den2il wrote:
Morpheus wrote: Those people complaining should consider that it would have been a lot worse without this work. Also, as the report says the work is not finished.
The new drainage is complete on that stretch of the road. Give me YOUR money and I'll be happy to tear it up and throw it away! You don't spend millions to get it half right.
short of creating a huge drainage system there costing many millions there's not much that can be done. - it's very low lying - the water table is very high (it was flood land from the river before the embannkments were built) - there isn't any gradient which could be used to direct the floodwater away down So I'm not sure what miracles you expected to see
We expect the works to 'Get it Right', first time. I am dumbfounded that the public are expected to put up with shoddy workmanship. So the Main Coast Road (A27)is liable to be flooded and there is nothing that can be done. Total rubbish, you can always find a solution. Why not raise the road. This is just another short term non-solution, just like the Chichester By-Pass, always flooding at the first rain drop. So not only do we have the worst road system in England, we also have the most badly built. The Second Class citizens of Sussex screwed again.
There's no money- it's being done on a shoestring
[quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]graham_Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]den2il[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: Those people complaining should consider that it would have been a lot worse without this work. Also, as the report says the work is not finished.[/p][/quote]The new drainage is complete on that stretch of the road. Give me YOUR money and I'll be happy to tear it up and throw it away! You don't spend millions to get it half right.[/p][/quote]short of creating a huge drainage system there costing many millions there's not much that can be done. - it's very low lying - the water table is very high (it was flood land from the river before the embannkments were built) - there isn't any gradient which could be used to direct the floodwater away down So I'm not sure what miracles you expected to see[/p][/quote]We expect the works to 'Get it Right', first time. I am dumbfounded that the public are expected to put up with shoddy workmanship. So the Main Coast Road (A27)is liable to be flooded and there is nothing that can be done. Total rubbish, you can always find a solution. Why not raise the road. This is just another short term non-solution, just like the Chichester By-Pass, always flooding at the first rain drop. So not only do we have the worst road system in England, we also have the most badly built. The Second Class citizens of Sussex screwed again.[/p][/quote]There's no money- it's being done on a shoestring graham_Seagull
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9:38am Fri 28 Dec 12

Broadwater Juice says...

Can this be wrote:
It is worthwhile viewing the A27 flooding near the Lancing Leisure Centre in relation to the land raising which has been going on in recent years on the low lying land to the east of Mash Barn Lane. Can we be assured that this is not having any impact and is not counteracting any road drainage improvements? This must have previously provided valuable storage space for flood water.

I hope those living in nearby Manor Close are not suffering like they did in 2000/01
I live in Manor Close - what happened in 2000/2001... doesn't seem to have affected us much this time?
[quote][p][bold]Can this be[/bold] wrote: It is worthwhile viewing the A27 flooding near the Lancing Leisure Centre in relation to the land raising which has been going on in recent years on the low lying land to the east of Mash Barn Lane. Can we be assured that this is not having any impact and is not counteracting any road drainage improvements? This must have previously provided valuable storage space for flood water. I hope those living in nearby Manor Close are not suffering like they did in 2000/01[/p][/quote]I live in Manor Close - what happened in 2000/2001... doesn't seem to have affected us much this time? Broadwater Juice
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