Danger to life, huge deep pothole over 20cm deep and 60cm long and 50cm wide In middle of road near brow of hill, this causes drivers to swerve across the lane into oncoming traffic near a brow of the hill In middle of road, caused a major tyre failure sidewall blown out on new tyre at night This will cause a major incident if not repaired urgently Speaking to home owner, it was reported weeks ago Remains of damaged vehicles on side of road from previous incidents The hole is deep enough to place your hand inside finger pointing down!
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 23:49, Sunday 26 March 2023