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Transport for Buckinghamshire to target rising number of potholes

| February 7, 2020

Pothole repairs under way. (Image supplied by Buckinghamshire County Council)

Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) are targeting the rising number of potholes appearing on the roads of Buckinghamshire.

The wet winter has has meant a rise in the number of potholes and other defects on the roads of Buckinghamshire. Transport for Buckinghamshire’s inspectors are busy identifying these defects, helped by reports made on the FixMyStreet web page by members of the public.

Repairs are prioritised according to the maintenance and repair policy, with each defect being assessed for risk and severity so an appropriate time scale for repair can be set.

In cases where multiple defects are present TfB often best to carry out significant patching or resurfacing of the area. However, if individual defects within these areas have reached a high risk level, they have to be repaired quickly. This is often a temporary repair until the larger more permanent repair can be undertaken – usually requiring dry conditions.

A substantial programme of ‘Plane and Patch’ treatment is now about to start across the county, which will continue throughout the Spring of 2020. This is aimed at addressing the weather related deterioration seen in recent months, particularly where there are multiple defects.

TfB are asking members of the public are to report potholes through FixMyStreet at https://www.fixmystreet.buckscc.gov.uk/ so that they can be correctly assessed and prioritised for treatment.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transportation at Buckinghamshire County Council, Mark Shaw, said: ‘The wet weather has been a constant battle for us over the last few months.

The extra rainfall we have experienced has had quite an impact on the roads, and we are working hard to target the rising number of potholes.

Our Plane and Patch programme will seek to rectify some of the issues and I am confident that the public will see a noticeable improvement on local roads over the coming months.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire County Council.

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