Highway drainage

Highway drainage is used to clear surface water from the highway. Good highway drainage is important for road safety. Roads need to be well drained to stop flooding, even surface water can cause problems with ice in the winter. Water left standing on roads can also cause maintenance problems, as it can soften the ground under a road making the road surface break up.

Report a problem on the roads and pavements on the Cumbria County Council website or

Telephone 0300 303 2992 the highways hotline.