Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 20:05, Wednesday 22 March 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later.
FixMyStreet ref: 4347553.
There is a huge pot hole in the middle of the road, this area often has standing water and when there is water there this pot hole is essentially invisible, therefore people are driving through the puddle and hitting a pot hole unexpectedly. This is both damaging people’s cars and making the hole larger.
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 20:05, Wednesday 22 March 2023