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Pothole / leaking water/ surface failure / ongoing

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category by Barry Peters at 14:21, Wednesday 15 March 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4316706.

This was first reported around Christmas time. The surface at the edge of the road has given way and soggy ‘ponds’ appeared with water rising out of the ground. - highways have blamed Thames Water, Thames Water have said Highways Problem - NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE. road surface now giving way sinking in area beside it (if it gives way there will be no access to properties further down the lane. PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT FIUXING IT PLEASE DO NOT CLOSE THIS REPORT UNTIL IT IS FIXED (not when you arrange to have a meeting about it!) As a result of the problem being continually ‘closed’ when a local resident called about it yesterday she was told your system had no record of an ongoing problem ! Right or wrong this does not appear a good way to get the issue fixed!

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  • 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 14:22, Wednesday 15 March 2023

  • We have contacted the customer separately regarding this.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:43, Wednesday 19 April 2023

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