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Unsuitable for lorries

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 08:11, Wednesday 19 April 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4458860.

The constant use of HGVs on this country road has destroyed it. The lorries are too large for the road and drive down the middle of the road having to swerve to avoid oncoming vehicles. Its dangerous. When they drive on the right side they churn up the soft verges which you can see the entire length of the road. The mud from the verges collects on the road and blocks the rain water drains meaning water cant escape and pools in the road. During rain the roads flood because of it. Standing water damages the road surface and creates pot holes. This is evident the entire length of the road. Stop allowing HGVs to use this road which are unsuitable. They cant pass each other without mounting the verges and are the sole cause of all the damage to this road.

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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 08:11, Wednesday 19 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 12:23, Friday 12 May 2023

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