Deep Pothole middle of the road
Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 18:40, Saturday 13 May 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4550585.
This deep pothole in the middle of the road is dangerous particularly at night when not visible to avoid. This issue has been reported twice previously and the pothole has been filled in twice before but the recent heavy rains have washed the filling out of the pothole. Actions needed: 1) as permanent a repair possible to be made to the pothole 2) a dialogue with the supplier of the pothole repair services to ensure that pothole repairs are much longer lasting
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 18:40, Saturday 13 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 14:10, Wednesday 17 May 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.