Reported via mobile in the Road surface category anonymously at 17:34, Friday 28 April 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later.
FixMyStreet ref: 4497447.
About a year ago the road was widened to create a pedestrian crossing, however the original cut side drains (x2) were left in place, they are therefore now directly in line with where car wheels go. Because they are recessed in the road to aid water drainage they are a significant hazard and will cause vehicle damage. When the road was widened the drains should have been relocated to the curb not left in what is now the middle of the driveway. Get the original contractor to do the job properly.
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 17:34, Friday 28 April 2023