A huge pothole on the A4155, Marlow Road, heading West towards Bourne End in Little Marlow just after Emmets Farm on the left and before the school on the right.
Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 22:27, Wednesday 17 May 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4567760.
The pothole is in line with the track that the nearside wheels take in a 40 mph zone. On Saturday 13th May, about 17.00 hrs I hit it and it has buckled my front nearside wheel. When I got to my destination, my friend said that it had been there a while and reported previously.
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 22:27, Wednesday 17 May 2023
We are very pleased to tell you that the issue reported has now been resolved.
Alongside our safety inspection policy, reports from the public help us to keep the roads in Buckinghamshire safe.
State changed to: Fixed
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:23, Friday 26 May 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.