Near miss because of unfixed pothole
Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 18:45, Wednesday 19 April 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4463006.
I was nearly hit by an oncoming motorist who was swerving to avoid the enormous potholes on this blind bend. There are multiple potholes along the stretch of road between Chilton and Dorton, all of which have been reported but never seem to get fixed. They are not duplicates - there are just lots of them! The road is very busy at school pickup and drop-off times due to Ashfold School and the state of the road means that people are swerving to protect their vehicles. Someone is going to get hurt if this stretch of road is not fixed.
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 18:45, Wednesday 19 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 18:49, Friday 21 April 2023
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