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Insufficient gritting on Stewkley road

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 17:04, Monday 15 January 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council 1 week, 2 days, 16 hours, 55 minutes later. FixMyStreet ref: 5447093.

Hello, on the night of Wednesday 10th January, it appears that Stewkley Road was only gritted in the direction from Stewkley towards Wing and not in the opposite direction. The grit was only visible in one direction. The following morning (Thursday 11th January), there were 2 accidents at LU7 0JB where ice was present on the road (overturned car and car in ditch). I have checked with the council that this road is definitely on the gritting schedule in both directions and it is so gritting was missed in the direction towards Stewkley.

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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 17:04, Monday 15 January 2024

  • Update

    We have reviewed the issue reported and changed the category selected, this will ensure your report is directed to the most appropriate team at the council.

    State changed to: For Triage

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:46, Tuesday 23 January 2024

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:59, Thursday 25 January 2024

  • 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 09:59, Thursday 25 January 2024

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