Now large sunk pothole damaging cars, now dangerous as unavoidable
Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 18:45, Tue 14 November 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later.
FixMyStreet ref: 5212071.
Large sunken pothole across southbound towards Risborough near Little Kimble station. Previously fixed but has sunk and is now dangerous as it can’t be an avoided and will damage cars. Needs fixing urgently.
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 18:45, Tue 14 November 2023
We have completed our inspection of the issue and have made arrangements for it to be resolved within 6-8 weeks.