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Manhole/drain deep

Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 22:30, Tue 27 June 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4724734.

There is a mains manhole/drain cover on the main road outside my house which is obviously getting deeper into the ground/not in properly/potholing and as a result every time a vehicle drives over it it makes an incredibly loud banging, crashing sound and shakes the nearby houses including my own. It is getting worse, and particularly noticeable when lorries drive over it. I also fear things could fall of lorries as a result of the deepness of it and then shaking and smashing about when going over this.

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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 22:30, Tue 27 June 2023

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