Verges are like a bog- my car got stuck
Reported via mobile in the Road surface category anonymously at 08:05, Thu 3 August 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council 5 minutes later. FixMyStreet ref: 4853788.
My car got stuck in a verge outside my gateway when taking water to my animals. There was a back up of a lot of traffic down here including the biggest lorry, lots of people got stuck and the grass verge the entire way down is just a muddy bog. I don’t think this road is suitable to take the diversion of the A421, it’s a single file lane where local businesses regularly horse ride from. Must be having an affect on people’s livelihood.
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 08:09, Thu 3 August 2023
Update - We have carried out an inspection of the area and our assessment is that this issue is the responsibility of the Utility Company (Water board, BT, gas etc) We have reported the issue on your behalf to the relevant company responsible for that location. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. To ensure the report is actioned as quickly as possible by the Utility Company, you are able to report these issues directly to them. To assist you, below are the contact details for the utility companies operating in Buckinghamshire.
State changed to: Closed
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 15:39, Mon 30 October 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 15:40, Mon 30 October 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.