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Failed pavements and road
Reported via mobile in the Road surface category anonymously at 08:11, Wednesday 22 February 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4253664.
Austenwood close pavements and road surface are in shocking condition, it might be a cul de sac but is very very busy due to the 2 schools just the other side of the footpath at the end of the street. Parents collecting and dropping of children park up on the pavements adding to the damage. After dusk it is treacherous to walk on pavements or road as the surface is so bad and lack of street lights you can't see until you've twisted your ankle or are face down on the floor. We have elderly and disabled neighbours who are virtually housebound now due to these conditions.
This has been passed to the local area technician to investigate the enquiry/issue regarding a pothole/road surface.
During winter months we receive a very high number of reports regarding potholes or a poor road surface, it's easy to assume that potholes are formed due to roads being poorly maintained but that is not usually the case. There are many factors that can cause potholes, particularly during the winter months when water seeps in through cracks in the road surface, collecting underneath and when the water freezes, it expands and forces up the road surface in through cracks in the road surface.
Our priority is always the safety of road users, so in some cases during busy periods a permanent repair is not always possible immediately. However, temporary repairs are a way to ensure the area is safe until such times as we can return to make a permanent repair.
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:12, Wednesday 22 February 2023
We have completed our inspection of the issue and have made arrangements for it to be resolved within five working days.
State changed to: Action scheduled
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:25, Wednesday 22 February 2023
We are very pleased to tell you that the issue reported has now been resolved.
Alongside our safety inspection policy, reports from the public help us to keep the roads in Buckinghamshire safe.
State changed to: Fixed
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:42, Monday 27 February 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.