Large defect in road, causes momentary loss of control due to severity of impact
Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 17:31, Sun 11 June 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4657863.
Defect in the road surface that if driven over at 45mph, effectively launches vehicle into the air due to the severity of the impact with this defect, very dangerous and should be fixed immediately, video footage of it's effect on vehicle can be provided if needed.
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 17:31, Sun 11 June 2023
The issue/defect has been made safe with a temporary repair. A permanent repair will be made when resource is available.
Please be assured, we will continue to monitor the area in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.
State changed to: Fixed
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 15:43, Thu 26 October 2023
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