Flooded Bob Dunn Way to be reopened on Monday despite resident's lido suggestion

This Is Local London: Flooded Bob Dunn Way to be re-opened on Monday despite resident's lido suggestion Flooded Bob Dunn Way to be re-opened on Monday despite resident's lido suggestion

AFTER weeks of frustration during which North Kent residents joked Bob Dunn Way should be turned into a lido, the flooded road is back on track.

The A206 Bob Dunn Way Eastbound has been shut due to flooding since early January and desperate drivers have resorted to dangerous tactics, with some removing the cones and driving through, but now it is due to reopen on Monday (JAN 27).

The road has remained flooded because the water table has risen above the road surface making it impossible to pump the water away.

Today (JAN 24) Mr Johnson called on Kent County Council to show him first-hand what is being done to get Bob Dunn Way open and to tackle the flooding which is a regular occurrence on the road. 

This Is Local London: PICTURED: Flooding causes closure of A206 Bob Dunn Way in Dartford

He said: "During the inspection they confirmed to me the road is will be reopened on Monday morning, providing we don't get serious problems with the weather over the weekend.

"We cannot continue to have people suffering from extra congestion caused by the on-going closure of this road.

"As far as the long term plan is concerned the county council will be putting in permanent pumps to tackle the ongoing challenges of flooding in the area."

Twitter user @Driver_8_Ace previously offered a novel solution to the rapidly worsening situation.

He said: "Business idea: Bob Dunn Way = Dartford Lido. Reduced carbon footprint and a venue to get drunk and ponce about in swimming trunks. #Dartford."

Another resident, @anthony1195h, said: "I am appalled by the lack of action shown by KCC and the lack of respect for my Town."

An alert on News Shopper’s travel feed said: "Some callers say the road is passable, but Kent Highways report the road is still officially closed for safety despite drivers who move the closure signs."

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5:39pm Fri 24 Jan 14

madras says...

ha ha - just wait until after this weekend's rain...!
ha ha - just wait until after this weekend's rain...! madras

5:56pm Fri 24 Jan 14

budgelb says...

I wonder why they need to wait until Monday? When I drove past on the other side of the road today pretty much all the water was gone. Like madras says it will probably fill up again before Monday.
I wonder why they need to wait until Monday? When I drove past on the other side of the road today pretty much all the water was gone. Like madras says it will probably fill up again before Monday. budgelb

11:42pm Fri 24 Jan 14

ff5198 says...

I thought they said it could not be pumped Way
Now they say the can with permant pumps whats the differance
This has caused a bloody night mare over the last three weeks
Because of all the extra traffic in dartford and crayford KCC and dartford council should be ashamed of their selfs
I could of done better with a bucket
Also who paid for the concrete rings to be out in the road to block it off and the police car that's been parked there all week
I thought they said it could not be pumped Way Now they say the can with permant pumps whats the differance This has caused a bloody night mare over the last three weeks Because of all the extra traffic in dartford and crayford KCC and dartford council should be ashamed of their selfs I could of done better with a bucket Also who paid for the concrete rings to be out in the road to block it off and the police car that's been parked there all week ff5198

10:52am Sat 25 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

ff5198 wrote:
I thought they said it could not be pumped Way
Now they say the can with permant pumps whats the differance
This has caused a bloody night mare over the last three weeks
Because of all the extra traffic in dartford and crayford KCC and dartford council should be ashamed of their selfs
I could of done better with a bucket
Also who paid for the concrete rings to be out in the road to block it off and the police car that's been parked there all week
We can all see why you failed your English at school now.
4/10 for the effort though.
[quote][p][bold]ff5198[/bold] wrote: I thought they said it could not be pumped Way Now they say the can with permant pumps whats the differance This has caused a bloody night mare over the last three weeks Because of all the extra traffic in dartford and crayford KCC and dartford council should be ashamed of their selfs I could of done better with a bucket Also who paid for the concrete rings to be out in the road to block it off and the police car that's been parked there all week[/p][/quote]We can all see why you failed your English at school now. 4/10 for the effort though. Gypo.Joe

1:45pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Techvedic says...

Forget the past. Eventually good time for the Kent residents. However, considering the inconsistency or unpredictability of weather, its difficult to say that how long, they would avail it. (Editor, Techvedic)
Forget the past. Eventually good time for the Kent residents. However, considering the inconsistency or unpredictability of weather, its difficult to say that how long, they would avail it. (Editor, Techvedic) Techvedic

4:30pm Sat 25 Jan 14

rojo174 says...

Leave it as it is, then when the hose pipe comes into force next week the locals will have water on tap ( so to speak)
Leave it as it is, then when the hose pipe comes into force next week the locals will have water on tap ( so to speak) rojo174

8:55am Mon 27 Jan 14

Citygirl83 says...

yay finally, no more heavy traffic in Dartford! :)
yay finally, no more heavy traffic in Dartford! :) Citygirl83

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