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Between Park Lane & Gravelly Way A404

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 13:58, Thu 6 April 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4406360.

Complete road surface failure, numerous dangerous potholes and failed road surface with gravel and grit debris. Large cracks in the centre of the road which stretch long than 10 meters. Several reports have been made with no action.

It's very hard to be polite in this situation when the council have increased our council tax yet we never see the money being put to good use.

I can never understand why the council don't have a team of people driving around gathering data on the state of our roads.

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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 13:58, Thu 6 April 2023

  • An order has been raised to repair the defect reported, this will be a permanent repair to be carried out within the next 16 weeks. To ensure the highway network remains as safe as possible we will be carrying out temporary repairs on dangerous issues to make them safe, please be assured we will revisit these temporary repairs and make them permanent at a later date, we will also continue to carry out our regular Highways Safety Inspection Policy and should we find any issues we will apply the same rule a temporary repair until such time as we can make it permanent.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:12, Thu 18 May 2023

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