New Road, Penn. Outside 57 New Road close to the junction for Taplin Way. This pothole has previously been reported but deemed insignificant. The hole is getting wider and deeper and requires attention now before it becomes a real problem.
Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 11:54, Saturday 15 April 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4442545.
The hole is over 1 foot in diameter, and is approx. 6 inches deep in the centre. The hole is getting bigger by the day. A quick fix now would prevent more issues in the future.
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 11:54, Saturday 15 April 2023
We have completed our inspection of the issue and have made arrangements for it to be resolved within five working days.
State changed to: Action scheduled
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:22, Thursday 18 May 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.