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Large, deep pothole on B485, in line with nearside wheels driving towards Gt Missenden
Reported via desktop in the Pothole category by Karen Kay at 14:46, Wednesday 29 March 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4373025.
Large, deep porthole, extremely dangerous on the B485 between Chesham & Missenden, in line with nearside tyres on the Missenden-bound carriageway. Not safe to stop and photograph / measure but estimate it's approximately 16-18" across and 4-8" deep. I would suggest it's extremely dangerous on a busy, fast, unlit stretch of road and has the potential to cause a significant damage to bicycles and vehicles, and / or harm to cyclists & other road users.
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 14:47, Wednesday 29 March 2023
Duplicate report - records show that an enquiry has already been raised for this issue.
State changed to: Duplicate
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:11, Thursday 13 April 2023
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