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Dangerously Deep Pothole
Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 19:40, Friday 24 March 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4355819.
Dangerously deep pothole that us causing damage to cars. The was a warning sign which has been run over and is halfway down the road instead of by the pothole. Very difficult to avoid as it is where the road becomes more narrow for pedestrian crossing.
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 19:40, Friday 24 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 11:38, Tuesday 25 April 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.