The Paddock, Chalfont St Peter
Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 17:27, Thursday 4 May 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4517914.
The condition of all the Paddock is extremely poor. The road has so many potholes that going up and down the hill is like a slalom and very dangerous when trying to avoid them, especially on the bends leading down to the A413, where visibility is poor. As well as the numerous potholes, the surface all along the road is broken up to the point of being down to the sub-soil in places, ie beneath the concrete which is itself is beneath tarmac. This road gets used as a cut through to and from the A413 and is therefore a lot busier than most other residential roads of its size. Some potholes have been ‘fixed’ in the past, but they just reappear – worse than that as it means our problems seem to get removed from any permanent repair / maintenance schedule
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 creates 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 17:28, Thursday 4 May 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 16:21, Wednesday 17 May 2023
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