Very deep pothole before blind bend
Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 08:50, Monday 24 April 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4478188.
Large pot hole before blind bend. On left side of the road when traveling from Taplow to Cliveden. Approximately 18 inches long, 12 inches wide and at least 5 inches deep. Difficult to tell exactly as full of water. At the time I hit it I was unable to drive around it to avoid, due to on coming traffic coming round blind bend. Another vehicle had hit it just before me, and had stopped just around the blind bend which was dangerous too.
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 08:50, Monday 24 April 2023
We have completed our inspection of the issue and have made arrangements for it to be resolved within 6-8 weeks.
Please be assured, we will continue to monitor the area in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.
State changed to: Action scheduled
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 16:01, Wednesday 26 April 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.