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B485 Chesham Road towards Great Missenden after Hawthorn Farm

Reported via mobile in the Pothole category by Victoria Slade at 11:06, Tuesday 30 January 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5509650.

Large potholes on BOTH sides of the road practically opposite each other on the Chesham Road (B485) just after Hawthorn Farm and just before Gt Hundridge Manor Estate. Potentially a serious accident waiting to happen as drivers on both side are trying to avoid hitting potholes and consequently swerving onto incoming traffic. This has been an issue since the beginning of January 2024. Potholes are becoming very significant and very dangerous.

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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 11:06, Tuesday 30 January 2024

  • Update

    TThe issue reported has been classed as an emergency, defects will be corrected or made safe at the time of the inspection, if reasonably practicable to do so. In this context, making safe may constitute displaying warning notices, coning‐off or fencing‐off to protect the public from the defect or other suitable action.

    If the inspection team cannot make safe the defect at the time of inspection, then they will instigate the relevant emergency call procedures to ensure appropriate resources are mobilised to make the defect safe.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:51, Thursday 8 February 2024

  • Update

    We are very pleased to tell you that the issue reported has now been resolved.

    Alongside our Highways Safety Inspections, reports from the public help us to keep the roads in Buckinghamshire safe.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:53, Thursday 8 February 2024

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