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Under oak tree on bend

Reported via mobile in the Snow and ice problem/winter salting category anonymously at 13:04, Friday 22 January 2021

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

Having witnessed yet another accident on the left hand bend going towards gt horwood, one of the cars a write off, when are the council either going to put up a hazard sign or chop the tree down? The rd wasn’t gritted. Gritted after the accident. Somebody is going to be killed in this accident black spot in the future

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  • Thank you for your enquiry.

    Winter service is an important part of Transport for Buckinghamshire’s (TfB) maintenance work, involving the precautionary salting of major roads, reactive snow clearing and salting, and also reacting to other weather-related emergencies. The routes have all been agreed prior to the start of winter; any requests for new roads will be investigated after the 2018/2019 per period.

    Salting is required due to low temperatures and TfB has set gritting routes that they cover each time treatment is required. Whilst we unfortunately can’t salt every single road in the county, we do cover over 44% of the county’s road network, a figure well above the national average. Footways are not routinely salted but when resources allow they may be cleared and treated after snowfall.

    Most precautionary salting will be carried out during the evening or overnight. For information on how we decide which roads to salt and when, please visit our web page here:

    https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/ services/ transport-and-roads/ road-maintenance-and-repairs/ how-we-decide-when-to-grit-the-roads/

    Salt bins are provided at various locations throughout the county, which we encourage drivers and pedestrians to use to treat localised icy conditions if necessary. The salt within such bins is for use on publicly accessible areas only. For more information about the restocking of salt, new salt bins or to report damaged or empty salt bins, please visit our web page here:

    https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/ services/ transport-and-roads/ road-safety/ winter-driving/ salt-bins/

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:04, Friday 22 January 2021

  • Thank you for your report; the repair has been added to our programme of works.
    Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with a timescale for this work to be carried out as we programme the work on a priority basis (in line with our Highway Inspection Policy). This does mean that sometimes planned programme times may need to be changed due to priority based working.
    Please be assured this problem is on our list of works to be carried out. We will continue to monitor all defects to ensure the safety of our residents as part of our Highways Inspection Policy which can be accessed via the link below:
    www.buckscc.gov.uk/highwaysinspectionpolicy
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:58, Wednesday 27 January 2021

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