Whole of road... surface has failed
Reported via mobile in the Road surface category anonymously at 19:45, Monday 12 February 2024
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5568415.
The whole roads surface has failed. This is dangerous and needs fixing properly asap.
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 19:46, Monday 12 February 2024
Buckinghamshire Highways operates two methods for safety defect identification; proactively by Highway Inspectors, who identify safety defects in line with Buckinghamshire Councils' Highway Safety Inspection Policy and reactively by Highway Officers, following reports from the public.
On receipt of reports, our Highway Inspection team make an assessment, determine if works are required and if so, the appropriate response times and repair method. It is in these instances only the larger defects are repaired; those which meet the safety intervention levels as outlined in the Inspection Policy. I can confirm that this section of road is currently on our Capital Maintenance list for extensive resurfacing which we hope will be carried out within the next 12-24 months. We always try were possible to adhere to the dates given, but unfortunately there are occasions when we have to delay the work due to unforeseen circumstances.
State changed to: Closed
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:08, Tuesday 13 February 2024
This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location.