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Big Pothole - very dangerous

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 12:01, Thursday 8 February 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5548206.

I am writing to bring to your immediate attention a hazardous road condition that poses a significant risk to motorists and pedestrians in our community. On North Park Iver, on the right hand side of number 10, there is a substantial pothole that requires urgent attention.

This pothole has been causing damage to vehicles and creating a safety hazard for those navigating the road. Its size and depth make it particularly dangerous, especially during inclement weather or at night when visibility is reduced.

I urge you to take swift action to repair this pothole and ensure the safety of all road users. Your prompt attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your cooperation and dedication to maintaining our city’s infrastructure.

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  • The report has been passed to the Highway Officer, who will carry out an inspection of the issue within 10 working days, 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.

    There may also be occasions when the issue reported will not be repaired as it has been classified as a minor defect and does not pose any risk to either the safety or the integrity of the highway, these are called minimum recording levels as specified in our Highways Safety Inspection Policy in these cases no action will be taken.

    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 12:01, Thursday 8 February 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 11:43, Tuesday 27 February 2024

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