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Multiple Potholes and road surface colapse

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category by Paul Millbank at 16:13, Saturday 18 March 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later

This is the second time I have reported this issue. The first report gave me the following response (which I find completely nieve and unprofessional).

"Dear Mr Millbank Thank you for your report on FixMyStreet. We have now inspected the area and our assessment is that there are no defects which require urgent repairs in the context of the council’s Highway Inspection Policy However, the surface is quite irregular in places and I will add this location to a schedule of patching works to be carried out later in the year, subject to funding. Regards Local Area Technician"

May I respectfully suggest that the area is re-surveyed by a technician that understands the difference between multiple craters (as photographed) and an "irregular surface" as quoted in the e-mail text above. This area is now perilous to cyclists and is in urgent need of professional repairs, unlike the recent poorly finished repairs to Mentmore Road. Please can we not have badly executed patching/bodging etc. As a resident of this village, I am frustrated that I have to repeatedly drive in a manner similar to that of driving a coned slalom to avoid the craters and oncoming (relentlessly speeding) vehicles. The speeding is another issue that is becoming just as tiresome.....but that's another story. Please attend to the craters as a matter of urgency as the situation has been ongoing for months now.

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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 16:13, Saturday 18 March 2023

  • Update

    Duplicate report - A job has been raised regarding this issue.

    State changed to: Duplicate

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:20, Friday

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