Stokes Croft close to junction with Quakers Mede
Reported via Android in the Road surface category by Richard Forrest at 12:24, Sun 3 September 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4953476.
The whole section of Stokes Croft road surface between the road to the back of the shops, and the junction with Quakers Mede, is disintegrating. This has caused many large, deep potholes. There are so many potholes that it is impossible to drive around them when navigating this section of road, in both directions. Even large 4x4 vehicles are shaken around when driving slowly here. Walking across the road is tricky, and I fear for the safety of elderly pedestrians, cyclists, and children. The rough concrete substrate in the bottom of the potholes is cracking in places, and even has weeds growing in them. This has been a problem for a few years, and continues to get worse.
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 12:24, Sun 3 September 2023
We have now made an inspection of the report, the issue reported has been added to a package of works for this location and will be addressed when we are next in the area.
There is no immediate action that is required at this stage.
Please be assured, we will continue to monitor the area in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.
State changed to: Closed
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:12, Tue 5 September 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 15:30, Thu 23 November 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.