Road surface broken up
Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 23:20, Monday 20 November 2023
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5235136.
This entire road is breaking up, its particularly bad either side of the railway bridge. The road is narrow anyway but with the edges breaking up and the centre of the road destroyed vehicles have to drive down the centre of the road making passing oncoming traffic difficult.
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 23:20, Monday 20 November 2023
We can confirm that this section of road is currently on our Capital Maintenance list for extensive resurfacing which we hope will be carried out within the next 12-24 months. We always try were possible to adhere to the dates given, but unfortunately there are occasions when we have to delay the work due to unforeseen circumstances.
In the meantime please be assured, we will continue to monitor the area in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.
State changed to: Closed
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 06:56, Tuesday 21 November 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.