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A lorry knocked a granite set off the verge - it is now embeded in the road

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 19:06, Friday 17 September 2021

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

Due to a van being parked outside the building site opposite a lorry attempted to pass when there was insufficient room. As lorries have been repeatedly damaging my driveway while reversing into the building site opposite I had placed some granite sets on the grass verve to deter them. Today a builders van was parked in Broombarn Lane opposite Breken Lodge drastically reducing the road width (and contrary to the commitment in the building site traffic management Plan). A lorry belonging to Stanmore Quality Surface Limited attempted to pass the parked vehicle, encroached on the grass verge, knocked a granite set into the roadway with its front wheel, and the second front wheel and the rear wheels ran over it embedding the set at least three inches into the road. It also added to the damage to my granite sets that form my boundary pushing them further below my driveway.

If I remove the embedded granite set (it is loose enough to do so) there will be a hole in the road 4 inches square and about 4 inches deep. It is currently protruding over half an inch so is a hazard either way. This is very close to the previously reported damage caused by vehicles reversing into the building site opposite which continues to deteriorate.

The incident was captured on my CCTV.

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 19:06, Friday 17 September 2021

  • Thank you for your report. We have now inspected the defect and no planned repair is necessary at this stage. Please be assured that we will continue to inspect in line with our Highway Safety Inspection Policy. Thank you for reporting this matter.
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    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:09, Friday 24 September 2021

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