Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 08:14, Wed 18 October 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later.
FixMyStreet ref: 5108638.
The road surface to the left of the manhole on the eastbound left-hand lane side, after the lights but before the bus stop, is broken and loose in a few large pieces. As we drove over the manhole cover this morning, the loose chunks dislodged and hit the underside of the cars with force. I don't recall them being loose when I last drove this way on 12/09/23 AM.
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 08:14, Wed 18 October 2023