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Already a well-known road failure at the foot of the bridge

Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 17:14, Sun 5 November 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5176919.

This is a well- known failed road for regular users, but with careful negotiation has been just about passable. Recent heavy rainfall has increased (and disguised) the size of the pot holes/trenches to a point that even experienced users of this road are falling heavily into the holes. This needs some immediate attention - even if it is temporary filling with gravel until a proper repair can be done.

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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 17:14, Sun 5 November 2023

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