Frustrated drivers move signs from flooded Bob Dunn Way in Dartford

Frustrated drivers move signs from flooded Bob Dunn Way in Dartford

Drivers have moved the signs

The road has been flooded over the last few days

A Kent Council spokesman said they are investigating the reports of the closure signs being moved

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FRUSTRATED drivers have reportedly been moving the closure signs from the flooded Bob Dunn Way in Dartford.

The A206 eastbound road has been shut between Marsh Street and M25 Junction 1A (Swanscombe) over the last few days and it is unknown when it will open again.

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.”

News Shopper: PICTURED: Flooding causes closure of A206 Bob Dunn Way in Dartford

Twitter user Aryldi Moss-Burke said: “I can't believe they haven't fixed that road yet. Always flooding. 

“So glad I don't have to drive it anymore.”

A Kent County Council spokesman said they are investigating the reports of the closure signs being moved.

He said: “Due to the extreme weather we have been experiencing over the recent weeks, the water table has risen to such an extent it has flooded the east bound carriageway of Bob Dunn Way to Junction 1A of the A282 Dartford from below. 

“The ground water has risen through the highway drainage system and has flooded both lanes of the eastbound carriageway. 

“We are regularly monitoring the levels of the water at this site, and will reopen lane two when it is safe to do so, followed by both lanes when the flooding has completely subsided.”

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1:22pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Citygirl83 says...

In the mean time all the extra traffic is being pushed through dartford and causing congestion. I get back to Dartford at 5:30pm and need to be at my sons nursery by 6pm to pick him up. With this extra traffic its making it eventful to say the least.
In the mean time all the extra traffic is being pushed through dartford and causing congestion. I get back to Dartford at 5:30pm and need to be at my sons nursery by 6pm to pick him up. With this extra traffic its making it eventful to say the least. Citygirl83
  • Score: -1

1:44pm Wed 8 Jan 14

happylarry says...

This part of Bob Dunn Way is very dangerous when it floods and does so even in light rain over a number of days, so with the amount of rain we have had of late it is not surprising that it has flooded so severly.
Whilst I appreciate it is annoying and inconvenient that the road is closed thus causing traffic to take alternative routes, but where elseis the traffic meant to go if not through Dartford?
Where would the person stating it is making the journey to collect their son eventful like other roads users to go?
This part of Bob Dunn Way is very dangerous when it floods and does so even in light rain over a number of days, so with the amount of rain we have had of late it is not surprising that it has flooded so severly. Whilst I appreciate it is annoying and inconvenient that the road is closed thus causing traffic to take alternative routes, but where elseis the traffic meant to go if not through Dartford? Where would the person stating it is making the journey to collect their son eventful like other roads users to go? happylarry
  • Score: 1

2:17pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Citygirl83 says...

Happylarry It would be great if they could actually sort the road out, as you say this has been a problem for some time but nothing has ever been done.
I know the traffic can't go anywhere else but dartford can not cope with the extra traffic and it is causing increased congestion.
sorry if anyone thinks I am being selfish but what am I supposed to do, not go to work and sit at home taking benefits? No I am working 8:30 until 4:30 (can not reduce my hours anymore that this)and my son has to go to nursery from 7am until when I pick him up.
Happylarry It would be great if they could actually sort the road out, as you say this has been a problem for some time but nothing has ever been done. I know the traffic can't go anywhere else but dartford can not cope with the extra traffic and it is causing increased congestion. sorry if anyone thinks I am being selfish but what am I supposed to do, not go to work and sit at home taking benefits? No I am working 8:30 until 4:30 (can not reduce my hours anymore that this)and my son has to go to nursery from 7am until when I pick him up. Citygirl83
  • Score: 7

4:04pm Wed 8 Jan 14

HearTheFacts says...

Surely this road was designed to take heavy rain?. Where are the drains, also a statement of long term improvements.

With climate change, or so we are told that's what it is. But you would have be silly to believe that. As the planet gets wetter and colder, then what then?.
Surely this road was designed to take heavy rain?. Where are the drains, also a statement of long term improvements. With climate change, or so we are told that's what it is. But you would have be silly to believe that. As the planet gets wetter and colder, then what then?. HearTheFacts
  • Score: 6

4:18pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Who was Bob Dunn ?

Will he shoulder any responsibility for this flooding ?
Who was Bob Dunn ? Will he shoulder any responsibility for this flooding ? Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -18

9:53am Thu 9 Jan 14

highway warrior says...

it's built on floodplain and it floods erm.........spot the obvious error
it's built on floodplain and it floods erm.........spot the obvious error highway warrior
  • Score: 14

8:48pm Thu 9 Jan 14

the_fold says...

This road floods every time it rains. Clearly not designed properly. And when I came past eastbound tonight there was plenty of traffic going through the diversion eastbound so the authorities can't even block the road properly.
This road floods every time it rains. Clearly not designed properly. And when I came past eastbound tonight there was plenty of traffic going through the diversion eastbound so the authorities can't even block the road properly. the_fold
  • Score: 9

8:19pm Mon 20 Jan 14

DaveMB81 says...

The traffic diverting through The Bridge development could be eased by a change to the phasing of the traffic lights at Littlebrook interchange until Bob Dunn Way is reopened. Is this too difficult to do?
The traffic diverting through The Bridge development could be eased by a change to the phasing of the traffic lights at Littlebrook interchange until Bob Dunn Way is reopened. Is this too difficult to do? DaveMB81
  • Score: 1

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