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Rowden farm lane/rd

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 00:06, Thursday 22 February 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5612707.

Despite stating several months ago you were unable to do anything about the atrocious state of this road you then amazingly arranged to organise cheap patching repairs of some areas of it. Just what was the point? The so called repairs, irregular as ever, started to break up virtually immediately. Try also reading my comments on the issues on the Mentmore/Ledburn rd. There’s an industrial area on R. fm lane do you really believe spending peanuts on repairs is suitable for vehicles using this area? Why don’t you simply get the businesses to relocate and close the road off until you can afford to resurface it properly? There is simply no end to cheap shoddy work is there? Whatever redistribution cash you may get from the Northern Hs2 section cancellation is spread over a decade meaning more rubbish repairs. I cannot name a country of the many dozens of countries I have been, other than Argentina, that I have witnessed worse road surfaces than the UK…at least you can be proud you are doing your bit for Britains demise. What’s next Gaza, Ukraine, Yemen for our roads? Either do it properly or close them off.

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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 00:06, Thursday 22 February 2024

  • Update

    The Highway Officer has carried out an inspection and has identified that there is no immediate safety issues requiring attention, the decision is that no action will be taken at this stage.

    The issue will be added to a package of works to be carried out at a later date.

    Please note that all our roads are subject to regular Highways Safety Inspections, and all highway safety issues identified are actioned within the timescales set out in our policy.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 16:35, Thursday 29 February 2024

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