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Huge pothole!! Caused considerable amount of damage to my car!!!

Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 14:33, Wed 29 March 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4372968.

There is a huge pothole on the side of the road, unavoidable if there is oncoming traffic and very difficult to see unless you know it’s there, or you’re right on top of it. It fills with rain water and appears like it is just a puddle. I can see it’s been reported a few times already, but this pothole has caused a considerable amount of damage to my car as I didn’t know it was there, looked like a puddle and there was oncoming traffic. It blew out my two near side tyres and caused both wheels to become buckled! This pothole has now been there for several weeks and luckily I’ve been able to avoid it since, but I do have to hit the brakes and stop when an oncoming car suddenly appears so I can avoid going into it. It is completely unavoidable unless you go into the middle of the road which is dangerous on such a lane with a National speed limit and blind corners.

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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 14:33, Wed 29 March 2023

  • Update

    We have completed our inspection of the issue and have made arrangements for it to be resolved within two working days.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:11, Mon 24 April 2023

  • Update

    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 09:46, Fri 25 August 2023

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