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Subsidence along the near side of the road

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 22:55, Wednesday

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5979673.

There are sections of subsidence in the line of the near side wheel. The rut is deep enough to cause some vehicles to bottom out on the tarmac on the offside. This is evidenced by the scrape marks on the surface of the road. This clearly is not ideal for vehicles to tip into the subsidence slot so far over they scrape the bottom of the vehicle on the road. The speed limit is 60mph and this poses a safety risk to smaller vehicles and motorbikes.

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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 22:55, Wednesday

  • Update

    Duplicate report - records show that an enquiry has already been raised for this issue.

    State changed to: Duplicate

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:53, Thursday

  • 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 08:13, Friday

This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location.