I drove into the pothole on Saturday night at 2am. I hadn't noticed the pothole before. It's located past the lights at the junction to Ryemead Way on the A40 London Road on the left hand lane as you head in towards High Wycombe. There was a loud bang. My right front tyre was punctured. This is a very dangerous pot hole and needs to be marked and fixed asap.
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 10:27, Saturday 1 April 2023