Cars & bikes swerving to avoid pothole
Reported via mobile in the Pothole category by Caroline Cross (LitterBlitz) at 20:06, Thursday 25 May 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council 35 minutes later. FixMyStreet ref: 4597551.
This is not too deep a hole, but cars & bikes are swerving to avoid it as there is a distinct ‘bomp bomp’ noise & vibration to car when not able to avoid. The road is slightly narrowed in this area too. Stones from the hole can be seen displaced at the kerbside.
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 20:41, Thursday 25 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 09:56, Friday 9 June 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.