Hole adjacent to Keepers Cottage, Wexham Lane
Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 11:29, Friday 12 May 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4545954.
I hit a large deep pothole whilst driving home through Wexham Lane, near Keepers Cottage on Sunday 7th May around 2am. The hole was not visible due to heavy rain and it being dark. The hole caused a punctured tyre and disrupted the connection of my vehicle on board computer. I needed to call the AA breakdown to be recovered.
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 11:30, Friday 12 May 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 15:06, Tuesday 30 May 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.