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Danger to life

Reported via mobile in the Road surface category anonymously at 08:30, Saturday 3 June 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4625943.

The road surface is so bad, not only with pot holes but also with subsidence. As a local resident I have now treated four cyclists for injuries from falls due to the road surface and one needed to be taken to hospital. It is only time before someone has a fatal accident on this road which hasn’t been appropriately maintained or repaired by Bucks CC for over 15 years. It is now a death trap and you must be accountable for this. The road surface has now also subsided which throws motorists across the road into oncoming vehicles when you drive down the hill. Please please take this seriously, this should be priority given it is such a busy road taking traffic to local villages ant into Oxford.

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  • 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 08:30, Saturday 3 June 2023

  • Update

    Duplicate report - A job has been raised regarding this issue.

    State changed to: Duplicate

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:08, Tuesday 6 June 2023

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