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Road surface broken around drain cover

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 09:48, Monday 29 January 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5504032.

The surrounding area of the manhole cover on the A4128 outside of ours (Barn Cottage & 2 Mews Cottages, Cryers Hill Road) and our neighbouring property was 'fixed' only a short while ago and already the tarmac has broken up. The surrounding holes are getting bigger every day and every time a vehicle drives over the manhole cover it makes a very loud rattling noise. We are concerned that this manhole cover will soon break and cause even more of a hazard to road users, especially cyclists and motorcyclists.

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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 09:49, Monday 29 January 2024

  • Update

    The Highway Officer has attended the site and carried an inspection based on your report.

    It is regrettably the case that the limited annual funding available to Buckinghamshire Council each year is insufficient to address all defects identified immediately. For this reason, whilst priority defects will receive a repair within appropriate timescales as dictated by our Highways Safety Inspection Policy, more minor defects such as the defect you have reported are added to a schedule of works which is passed to our contractor, with the instruction the work is to be carried out within 6-8 weeks.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:55, Tuesday 13 February 2024

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