Gypsy Lane, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4AP
Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 17:26, Monday 24 April 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4481208.
I was driving along Gypsy Lane at 9.25am on Saturday 22nd April on my way to drop three children off at Walter Davies Scout Camp. The road on the right hand side was badly flooded. On the left hand side of the road are a series of deep potholes and at the time, they were concealed by rain water. I drove over them & burst my front, passenger side tyre. My car is brand new, purchased in September 2022, it's done just over 2000 miles so the tyre was in perfect condition. The AA arrived at 10.55am & escorted me to Kwik Fit in High Wycombe who replaced my tyre.
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 17:27, Monday 24 April 2023
We have completed our inspection of the issue and have made arrangements for it to be resolved within two working days.
State changed to: Action scheduled
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:20, Monday 15 May 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 12:00, Wednesday 17 May 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.