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On A413 leaving Aylesbury in direction of Buckingham, section of road between Fields farm and Weedon turning

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 16:36, Saturday 19 June 2021

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

Another serious accident (head-on involving 2 cars & at least three injured) has occurred at this exact same spot in the wet conditions yesterday (18/06/2021), resulting in the road being closed. This is now the fourth time I have brought this to the council's attention, will it take a death before you take action & who will be explaining the reasons for the lack of action to the bereaved families? Saying it is currently on your works program will not be much consolation when you have know about this for years!

Here is one of my previous reports of the issue from 03/03/2020:

Reported in the Road surface category anonymously at 09:10, Tue 3 March 2020

The road surface just after Fields Farm in the direction of Whitchurch is exceedingly dangerous in wet conditions. The camber/profile of the road results in two "tramlines" of water and due to the worn surface, creates aquaplaning in this area. Specifically as vehicles go up the slight incline, beyond the farm entrance and approach the left hand curve, just before the small corrugated iron shed/barn in the field on the Weedon side. Many vehicles have crashed in this area and the hedge on the Weedon side of the road has many gaps and broken vehicle parts where cars have crashed into it. Yet another car crashed and overturned at this point on Friday 28th February. I regularly use this section of road and have seen many accidents at this spot, all when it was wet. Parts of the road between Aylesbury and Whitchurch had the surface redone a while ago, but this particular section was left out, even though I stopped on my bicycle and pointed out and reported this issue, at this precise spot, to a surveyor on site shortly before this resurfacing took place. I also pointed out this defect as part of the 50mph speed limit consultation that was recently carried out for this section of road. How many time is this going to be ignored and will BCC be accepting responsibility when this defect causes a fatality?

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 16:36, Saturday 19 June 2021

  • I see I am not the only one to have reported this and been given the future work excuse:

    Between Horse & Jockey & Weedon Hill Farm Reported in the Road surface category anonymously at 12:48, Fri 28 February 2020

    Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

    Road user regularly loses traction along this section even at speeds below speed limit; surface looks very smooth at points and appears to not provide sufficient traction.

    As mentioned when I reported the road surface issues, there have been numerous including a number of serious accidents on this section of road during recent months - only this morning another serious accident occurred with a car being on its roof and emergency services in attendance. I would suggest some form of warning signs need to urgently placed here pending remedial action

    Posted anonymously at 13:20, Fri 28 February 2020

    Thank you for your report.

    We have recorded it and will consider it when we are planning future works in the area. Please note we work on a priority based risk matrix in line with our Highway Inspection Policy and therefore programme times can change due to priority based working. Our Highways Inspection Policy 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 10:35, Tue 10 March 2020

    Posted anonymously at 16:47, Saturday 19 June 2021

  • Over a month has passed and you have not replied. Please could you provide a response inline with your 10 working day policy.

    Posted anonymously at 08:54, Tuesday 20 July 2021

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