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Outside 184 Broughton Avenue HP20 1PX

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 13:31, Tuesday 22 August 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4916616.

A pothole was repaired outside my bungalow a while ago but it quickly deteriorated. My bungalow shakes every time a bus or lorry drives over it. Workmen came two days ago and put a much larger white oblong marker to indicate repair area. Today they came and popped some tarmac into the original hole and did nothing about the surrounding deterioration. I am 75 and this is frightening me as the foundations of my bungalow are at risk. Please come back and fix the problem properly. Thank you in advance, Linda Digby

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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 13:32, Tuesday 22 August 2023

  • Update

    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 08:52, Wednesday 23 August 2023

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