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Huge dip caused potentially major damage

Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 19:15, Fri 30 June 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4736666.

This dip looks fairly innocuous. I think I was very slightly unlucky. Most of the hole is near the centre so most people drive near the left side of the carriage way. However seeing as there was no on coming traffic I was more relaxed and nearer the centre of the road with the driver side wheel. Though the road is restricted by narrowness fairly near by up the hill traffic can reach good legal speeds of 60 by this point. I may have been going a bit less than that but maybe not much. There was an ensuing massive bang in my mother's car which I'm able to drive. She is disabled. We now have to get her car checked out.

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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 19:15, Fri 30 June 2023

  • Update

    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 14:56, Mon 30 October 2023

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