Queens Drive reopens

Queens Drive has fully reopened following work to improve drainage infrastructure and install a flood warning system.

The road has been closed since last August when Elaine and Philip Marco tragically died after their car became submerged in flood water.

Since then substantial work has been undertaken to renew the gullies, remove and thin shrubbery on the embankments and undertake significant footway and carriageway repairs caused by the flooding.

Sensors have been fitted to the roadside gullies to monitor their operation, and also to an adjacent wall, they will alert the Council of any flooding.

Temporary electronic signs have also been installed which will warn motorists of any impending flooding and road closure.

Councillor Dan Barrington, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “We would like to take the opportunity to thank local residents and road users for their immense patience whilst we have carried out work at this location.

“The road was significantly damaged in the flood meaning the carriageway and footway has had to be replaced. In addition to this we have installed sensors, and temporary signage and barriers.

“Thank you again to everyone for bearing with us while we have made sure everything is operational before reopening the road.”

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