2 large potholes outside 34 St. John’s road
Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 14:31, Wednesday 22 March 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4345984.
There are 2 very large potholes in quick succession down the side of the road outside number 46. The potholes are large and deep and cause cars to swerve into the middle of the road to avoid them, which is dangerous. There is also gravel and stones from the holes being spread across the road, making the road surface slippery. The holes could cause suspension damage. Each hole is about 0.6 m x 0.3 m and about 0.2 m deep.
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 14:31, Wednesday 22 March 2023
The issue reported has been assessed and classified as an emergency, which means it will be repaired or made safe in line with our Highway Safety Inspection Policy.
Unfortunately, it is not always possible to carry out a permanent repair immediately, in these cases we will always ensure the area/defect is made safe and continue to monitor it in line our Highways Safety Inspection Policy. A permanent repair will be made when resource is available, thank you for bringing this to our attention.
State changed to: Closed
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:03, Tuesday 25 April 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 18:26, Monday 22 May 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.