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Short Street being flooded from opposite side of Prospect Street

Reported via Android in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 11:24, Thu 12 January 2023

Sent to Reading Borough Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4118455.

Since the topping the side streets, a minor surface water flooding is now dangerous. 1. The carriageway at the Oxford / Prospect junction is so poorly maintained vehicles visibly pitch forward as they travel uphill Northwards approaching the traffic lights 2. The surface water uphill from Peppard Road overwhelms that junction so much it pours across Prospect Street (A4155), flooding Short Street and it's easement to South Street. 3. The result is; vehicles aquaplaning as they approach the Peppard Road traffic lights, the Road Side Gulleys on the opposite side of Prospect Street are clogged with leaves from Peppard Road trees, the businesses and pedestrians on that side of the road are splashed and muddied, the easement along No.11 Short St. is being washed away which reasonably could be causing structural damage to several end-of-terrace houses.

The carriageway surface needs to be levelled so vehicles can safely approach the traffic lights.

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  • Still not fixed. Rainwater will continue flooding through back alley of over a dozen homes

    Posted anonymously at 13:39, Thu 9 February 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Instead of resurfacing Oxford Street carriageway, contractors simply topped it. This has raised the carriageway at this junction so high that Peppard Road rainwater can no longer travel down the Northward lane of Prospect Street, instead it is directed across both lanes, creating a braking approaching the traffic lights, and floods into Short St.

    Posted anonymously at 15:29, Thu 9 March 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:13, Thu 6 April 2023

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