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Trench across road

Reported via mobile in the Road surface category anonymously at 23:29, Tuesday 24 January 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later

Following recent works by Thames water trenching across the road, the replacement aggregate and asphalt has started sinking below the road surface causing a drop in the road surface on the north bound carriageway.

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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 23:29, Tuesday 24 January 2023

  • Update

    We have fully investigated this report, however, we have been unable to identify any issues with the road surface in the area plotted on the map.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:59, Thursday 26 January 2023

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.