You can move around with your keyboard
plus
minus
left
right
Drop pin on the map to start a new report
space
Press space again to adjust the location
space
Start new report here Reposition report here
Back to all reports

Very large pothole Northumberland Ave - cars are swerving across road to avoid it

Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 16:46, Friday 26 January 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5496403.

There has been a very large pothole in the middle of Northumberland avenue for a number of weeks. I drive down this road a few times each week and have seen cars and vans driving on the opposite side of the road to try and avoid the hole. This is very unsafe for all road users.

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.

Updates

  • 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 16:47, Friday 26 January 2024

  • Update

    The issue/defect has been made safe with a temporary repair. A permanent repair will be made when resource is available.

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

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:09, Monday 29 January 2024

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