New road surface already getting potholes as job was not completed 6 months on
Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 22:46, Tuesday 11 July 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4776802.
After many years of fixing potholes every couple of months on our street - late in 2022 the road was given a more permanent resurface - albeit we were told that supplies were hard to get hold of so the 'top coat' of the road was expected to be complete in January 2023. Jan-Jun have come and gone and no sign of the job being completed. Now we are starting to see potholes re-appearing. This road is used by school traffic and constantly has small stones from broken road pieces, that kick up and hit school children walking by and damage cars parked on the road. Please finish the job you started late last year and fix our road properly once and for all. Thank you
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 22:46, Tuesday 11 July 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 12:25, Wednesday 12 July 2023
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 14:38, Sunday 23 July 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.