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Poor road surface repair between bus stops is causing worse noise and vibrations

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 18:53, Tuesday 16 April 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5862074.

The road surface is very poor with holes across the whole width of the Tring Road in the approx 50cm “trench” between the bus stops. This has been reported and repaired on numerous occasions but the last small repair as seen in the photo must be defective as it has made the noise and vibrations worse, perhaps because it only covers a very small area of the fault? The eastbound speeding hgvs (particularly at night time) hitting the repair and the other holes cause the pavement to shake and shudder if you stand nearby. These vibrations are even worse in the adjacent houses. Please could this repair be checked and resolved properly as it is a considerable health issue having constantly interrupted sleep with residents houses shaking at nighttime.

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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 18:53, Tuesday 16 April 2024

  • (Update

    Buckinghamshire Highways Inspectors carry out monthly Highways Safety Inspection Policy on all A and B roads across the County, they will identify any safety defects and arrange to have the appropriate action taken.

    A Roads are classed as major roads that link regional towns and cities. They are also sometimes referred to as 'trunk' roads, these can be either single or dual-carriageways and are found in both rural and urban areas.

    B Road have lower traffic densities than the main trunk roads, or A roads. This classification has nothing to do with the width or quality of the physical road, and B roads can range from dual carriageways to single track roads with passing places.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 07:58, Thursday 25 April 2024

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