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10 inch pot hole near number 4 Melbourne Road

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 17:28, Friday 24 March 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4355467.

Pot hole has been here for 1 month.

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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 17:28, Friday 24 March 2023

  • Buckinghamshire Council highway maintenance has been delivered through a partnership called Transport for Buckinghamshire for 13 years.

    From 1st April all Highways services will be delivered through a new organisational structure known as Buckinghamshire Highways. This will result in the future delivery of highways services via a new suite of contractors, operating as an alliance to better reflect the needs and priorities of our residents across the county.

    We are currently in the transition period and to ensure the highway network remains safe we will be carrying out temporary repairs on high priority defects. Permanent repairs will follow.

    We will also continue to carry out our regular highway safety inspections and should we find any issues we will apply the same rule.

    Historical reports are being transferred to the new system, and we will ensure they are revisited during the coming months.

    Thank you in advance for your patience and continued support.

    Buckinghamshire Council

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:15, Monday 27 March 2023

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