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Waterside & Latimer Rd.

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 11:49, Wednesday 11 January 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later

Query RE. quality of materials used in resurface - despite the recent resurfacing of the road at this location, it is already showing signs of extreme decay and disrepair, with extensive surface breakdown and sizeable potholes (sufficient to badly damage vehicles). What materials are being used to resurface the roads and in what quantity? The rate of surface failure is so fast as to raise questions regarding value for money.

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  • This has been passed to the local area technician to investigate the enquiry/issue regarding a pothole/road surface.

    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 forces up the road surface in through 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 11:49, Wednesday 11 January 2023

  • Update

    An initial assessment has been made and further work to investigate this enquiry is required. This should be completed within the next 28 days.

    Please be assured we will continue to monitor the issue in line with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:55, Wednesday 25 January 2023

  • We have contacted the customer who reported this issue directly.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:45, Thursday 2 February 2023

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