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Most of the way down Church Road from Vicarage Road

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 14:29, Tuesday 16 April 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5860727.

Recently some areas of a failed road surface were repaired leaving many others. Please attend to the areas that were not sorted.... Thanks

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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 14:29, Tuesday 16 April 2024

  • Update

    We try to carry out larger patching where possible however, the reason we sometimes do not fix all road defeats in the same location at the same time, is because some defects are classified as urgent and are carried out as a higher priority for the safety of road users. We unfortunately have limited finance and resource so we must balance these constraints when managing the Highway network. Some repairs also require different machinery that is not always available, we can assure you however we plan the works on the network as efficiently as possible with the constraints we have to work with.

    We follow a strict Highway Inspection Policy on all Buckinghamshire roads, and we will not ignore any reports from the public, however, we do have to prioritise our repairs based on safety, and it is not practical to fix all the problems that are reported to us.

    Based upon the inspectors’ assessment of a defect, whether this is picked up as part of our Highway Inspection or reported by the public it will be allocated a response time for repair or make safe, which may be 24 hours or part of a planned future maintenance program.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:48, Thursday 18 April 2024

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