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Drainage schemes


Drainage schemes can vary in size, complexity and cost and range from minor works such as upgrading a storm water carrier drain to constructing a flood defence system for a village or a town.
Drainage schemes all require detailed planning and investigatory surveys before delivery. MK Highways sets aside capital funding to undertake these schemes. We also seek external funding from agencies such as the Environment Agency (EA) to undertake schemes that require larger budgets.

Capital drainage is a primarily reactive service and once a problem is identified, the scheme is subject to a desktop exercise initially, followed by an investigation on site with either CCTV, jetting or tracing or a combination of all three. This will determine the extent, design and projected cost of the scheme, at this stage an assessment shall be undertaken in order to determine priority and at this stage it shall be entered into either the current year or in a future years programme. 2017/2018 Drainage Programme

Latest news

MK receives £2.796 million Pothole Fund/Challenge Fund grant from DfT

Milton Keynes has been awarded £2.796 m grant by the Department for Transport who has identified that the funding should be directed towards repairing damaged roads, tackling potholes and repairs to bridges/structures.

MK Highways recovers over £500,000 in damage costs to highway assets

MK Highways has taken a pro-active step towards recovering damage to our assets caused by drivers on our roads.


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