Between Latimer village centre and the border with Hertfordshire on Flaunden Hill
Reported via mobile in the Road surface category anonymously at 22:01, Sun 3 September 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4954874.
This road has been in a dangerous and unacceptable state for years and the only attempts to make it better(a few years ago) have been patches put over the huge holes which last a matter of weeks. The contrast with the same road that enters Hertfordshire is plain to see. It surely needs a total stripping back and re laying. It’s a very well used road and large goods vehicles use it too. Cars have no choice but to try drive around the holes as punctures and wheel damage is a certainty otherwise. Why isn’t this section of road ever fixed properly ?
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 22:01, Sun 3 September 2023
We have completed our inspection of the issue and have made arrangements for it to be resolved within five working days.
State changed to: Action scheduled
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:14, Tue 12 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 13:08, Wed 11 October 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.