Damage to My Both Neareside Tyres
Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 16:00, Friday 14 July 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4787424.
Re: Damage Both Near Side Wheel and Tyre to my Vehicle. Dear Sir/Madam, On Thursday 1 st June 2023 at approximately17.30 traveling north bound on B416 at 27mph – Stoke Road, Slough just prior to the Slough Crematorium on the left as I drove towards it my vehicle suffered a blowout on the front near side tyre due to a very large pothole(s), with damage to both near side tyres and wheels. This entire road from the roundabout from Lismore Park to the Stoke Green roundabout, is so badly in need of immediate repairs before someone is killed on this road. As I do not drive often and being unfamiliar with this road and its horrible and dangerous surface condition, this blow out was a total shock to my personal being leaving me shaken and most upset, also as I’ve never had a blowout prior to this occasion – causing my car to turn into the raised kerb which resulted in both near side rims to get metal damage. https://goo.gl/ maps/ Ny5yWyjCEpgsK6xd6 location of road on map The front near side tyre is completely damaged requiring replacement along with the rear near side which has a rip in it. Plus, both near side wheels (rims) have been damaged. These are the visible damages. I am positive there could be other damages, such as buckling of both wheels, perhaps damage to the front suspension, tracking and balance of the wheel. This will only be known once the vehicle has been taken in to be inspected. All this will be at large cost to myself but out of no fault of my own but the poor state of the road, which has not been maintained or kept in reasonably good stead by Slough Borough Council, who I believe is responsible for the up keep and maintenance of all the road and therefore the reason for the damage caused to my vehicle. It would appear that some level of survey may have taken place as identified by the paint markings indicating the large number of potholes on this road. There is also a photo showing a cautionary sign “SLOW FAILED ROAD SURFACE”, which is incorrectly display
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 16:01, Friday 14 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 11:29, Tuesday 18 July 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.