TFB ignores dangerous potholes
Reported via iOS in the Pothole category by Patrick Crotty at 15:01, Saturday 13 May 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4549931.
TFB has been ignoring some 50 m length of the Pastures in Downley. There are dozens of reports on the “FixMyStreet“ app. TFB has published an excuse blaming the weather.
As a chartered engineer I can confirm that roads and road maintenance systems can efficiently deal with the provision of roads without the sort of Third World conditions we now have in Buckinghamshire. The “maintenance” system used by our incompetent council is throwing good money after bad at a time when we should be saving money.
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 15:01, Saturday 13 May 2023
We have now made an inspection of the report, the issue reported has been added to a package of works for this location and will be addressed when we are next in the area.
There is no immediate action that is required at this stage.
Please be assured, we will continue to monitor the area in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.
State changed to: Closed
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:52, Tuesday 20 June 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.