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High St Waddesdon, outside 118 /118a

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 10:23, Mon 3 April 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4391812.

There are 3 drains which have sunk badly, every time an HGV goes over them properties shake and cracks have appeared. Very concerned as the property is +400years old and could be causing structural damage This road is very busy with thousands of HGVs passing by - they fall into the holes where the drains have sunk, they jump out of the holes and crash back down which is causing the damage to property. Has been reported numerous times in the past but the repairs dont last much more than a month. A long term solution is needed please

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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 10:23, Mon 3 April 2023

  • Update

    We have completed our inspection of the issue and have made arrangements for it to be resolved within 6-8 weeks.

    Please be assured, we will continue to monitor the area in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:27, Wed 19 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 21:26, Thu 9 November 2023

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