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A large number of increasingly dangerous potholes at the junction of Dukes Wood Avenue and the A40. They extend about 100 yards into Dukes Wood Avenue from the A40 (Oxford Road)

Reported in the Pothole category anonymously at 15:37, Wed 26 September 2018

Received by Buckinghamshire County Council moments later

The series of potholes in this location (extending into Dukes Wood Avenue from the Oxford road junction for about 100 yards) is causing increasing concern. Cycling this morning it was very difficult to avoid them. Using a car it is now impossible to avoid them as there are so many. My wife's car once again has suspension problems due, in my opinion in no small part, to the fact that she uses this road several times each day. The last repair was to the top suspension mountings which were fractured and this cost £200. I suspect this is exactly the same repair which will now be required as the very distinctive noise is identical. Sadly our other car a volkswagen golf, is also now making similar noises. It would appear that no repairs have been done to this section of road for a long period which has led to substantial degradation of the surface in a large area.In my view it is increasingly dangerous, especially for cyclists.

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    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire County Council at 16:13, Wed 26 September 2018

  • Thank you for your report.
    We have inspected the defect in line with our Highway Safety Inspection Policy, and the defect does not currently meet the criteria for immediate intervention. This enquiry is now closed, but details of the defect will remain on our system and will continue to be inspected in line with our policy. Further updates will not be given on this enquiry.
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire County Council at 10:26, Mon 1 October 2018

  • I cannot believe that these potholes and those outside No.57 Dukes Wood Avenue do not meet your criteria for immediate intervention. they have been in need of urgent repair for a long time now and have already been responsible for causing expensive suspension problems on my car. Please re-examine the situation.

    Posted anonymously at 14:03, Saturday 23 March 2019

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