Busy road in Milton Keynes village to close this month in attempt to stop regular flooding

A section of the B526 through Gayhurst will be closed from 25th October to carry out essential drainage works.

The road will remain closed for three days between 9:30am to 3:30pm.

This busy section of road regularly floods after a heavy downpour so the highway teams will be carrying out high pressure jetting of the gullies (road drains) here.

They will also cut through roots that have grown into the pipes from nearby trees which limits the capacity of the drain to carry away surface water.

Other maintenance works will also take place whilst the road is closed, including:

  • Refreshing the white road lining markings
  • Sweeping the road
  • Cutting back overgrown vegetation
  • Repairing culverts (a tunnel under the road to carry water)

Highway inspectors will check the condition of the road surface and if there are any defects e.g., potholes, these will be repaired at the same time.

Cabinet Member for Public Realm, Councillor Lauren Townsend said, “by coordinating these essential repairs under one road closure we’re making the most of the council’s resources whilst limited the inconvenience to local residents and road users.”

The diversion route can be viewed here.