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Several areas of failed road surface as you leave Wing and drive to Leighton Buzzard

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 14:16, Monday 11 September 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4981412.

So many HGV's travelling along here are causing the road surface to fail and large dips have appeared causing problems along this stretch of road again. It's very dangerous for motorbikes and bicyles. Bicycles are supposed to use the footpath area but as the grass has creeped over the footpath if make it too narow to cycle along and pass by pedestrains, this needs siding out properly all along the footpath It really is dangerous walking along by the A418, the bushes and hedges and grass encroaching on the footpath means pedestians are walking closer to the road. Please do look into this as a matter of urgency

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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 14:16, Monday 11 September 2023

  • Update

    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 15:20, Friday 22 September 2023

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.