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Deep, dangerous pothole

Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 18:33, Monday 20 November 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5234437.

I didn't see this beast of a pothole but my goodness, I heard and felt it! I have no idea how it didn't burst my tyre as the jolt of me hitting it almost hurt. The suspension in my wheel is now creaking and my car is new enough for this to be unusual. It's on the left as you head towards Chequers and due to the narrow road, will be unavoidable. It's impossible to see so could cause serious damage, especially to a cyclist.

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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 18:33, Monday 20 November 2023

  • Update

    We have fully investigated this report, however, we have been unable to identify any potholes in the area plotted on the map.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 16:07, Monday

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