Failed Road Surface
Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 17:01, Monday 17 April 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4452184.
Finally we were told that the Whielden Lane would be closed up to the The Hill from 1st April for 2 weeks so that vital repairs could be carried out. Signs were put out, the road was 'closed' - but you didn't ,mention which year the repairs were to be carried out. Sunday 16th April 2023 the road signs were all collected, the road was re-opened. The only problem is no work has been carried out to repair the road surface, what on earth is going on ? Has someone got to be seriously injured before the Council decides to act. You should be held to account for your inefficiency.
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 17:02, Monday 17 April 2023
We can confirm that this section of road is currently on our Capital Maintenance list for extensive resurfacing which we hope will be carried out within the next 6-12 months. We always try were possible to adhere to the dates given, but unfortunately there are occasions when we have to delay the work due to unforeseen circumstances.
In the meantime 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 14:07, Wednesday 19 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 12:44, Thursday 11 May 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.