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Missenden Road, heading towards Gt Missenden, the left hand edge of the road, within 10 metres after the junction with Longdown Hill.

Reported via iOS in the Pothole category anonymously at 19:55, Sat 25 November 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5252804.

Significant & dangerous pothole where the edge of the road is “missing”. A yellow highlighter pen is in the photos for a sense of scale. The vertical edge is 4 inches tall. This is very dangerous for any driver whose nearside wheels are on the edge of the road. This is not an uncommon occurrence because drivers need to allow plenty of room for other drivers turning left for Ellesborough out of Longdown Hill. Cyclists heading towards Gt Missenden are at particular risk.

There is a report on FixMyStreet, ref: 5234437, “deep, dangerous pothole”. But the PIN in that report hasn’t been accurately placed. Nor was there an accompanying photo.

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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 19:55, Sat 25 November 2023

  • Update

    We have completed our inspection of the issue and have made arrangements for it to be resolved within 6-8 weeks.

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

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:24, Mon 27 November 2023

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