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Dangerous Footway Closure

Reported via desktop in the Footpath / pavement problem category anonymously at 09:52, Friday 23 February 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5619106.

A footway closure is in place for excavation. Pedestrian cross here signs are out onto busy road at peak times. No carriageway walkway provisions, temporary lights, or crossing chaparone. Very difficult/dangerous situation for any wheelchair, pushchair, mobility scooter users let alone pedestrians. Further up street on other side of road (already reported) trip hazard steel plate in centre of footway (nice surprise if you just crossed over to avoid aforementioned street works).

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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.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:52, Friday 23 February 2024

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