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Pothole just past Garvin avenue/Chesterton Green towards Sainsbury's

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 17:03, Tue 14 November 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5211707.

Very large pothole that was covered and hidden in the rain. It has burst my car tyre and car started to veer off, fortunately was able to get to broadway tyres but tyre needs replacing as split the centre of the tread. Very annoyed as tyre was less than a year old. The section of road needs cones to alert drivers to the hazard and to stop other drivers having the same issue. Will be sending in a claim to Bucks Council.

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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 17:03, Tue 14 November 2023

  • Update

    The issue/defect has been made safe with a temporary repair. A permanent repair will be made when resource is available.

    Please be assured, we will continue to monitor the area in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 19:22, Thu 16 November 2023

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