Numerous potholes previously reported numerous times now worse
Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 07:05, Friday 14 April 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4437376.
I have reported the road surface by the farm in this location on many occasions. The numerous potholes are now so bad that you have no option but to drive in the middle of the road, and having also had a near head-on collision a few days ago, this is extremely dangerous and unacceptable.
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 07:05, Friday 14 April 2023
We have now made an inspection of the report, the issue reported has been added to a package of works for this location and will be addressed when we are next in the area.
There is no immediate action that is required at this stage.
Please be assured, we will continue to monitor the area in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.
State changed to: Closed
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:06, Thursday 20 April 2023
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 11:23, Friday 12 May 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.