Worst roads in Bucks to be fixed

Worst roads in Bucks to be fixed

Worst roads in Bucks to be fixed

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

THE worst roads in Bucks will soon be fixed as Bucks County Council begins their transport scheme.

As part of the 'We’re Working on it' road treatment programme, 43 new schemes, chosen by Councillors, will be treated.

The roads to be worked on have been individually assessed over the winter by Transport for Buck's team of engineers to find the most suitable and cost effective way to repair each road.

Janet Blake, Cabinet Member for Planning and Transportation said: "With a budget of £65 million having been confirmed for road and footway repairs over the next four years and following the wettest winter on record, it is good news that we can make a positive start on repairing some of the damage that has been caused to our county’s roads."

As well as the road treatment programme, £6 million has also been allocated to treat a number of strategic routes across Bucks.

These routes are still to be confirmed; however, a four-staged approach is being considered and sites are still being identified.

The four stages would help in preventing problem areas on the roads and help fix them.

Work is scheduled to take place between April 2014 and March 2015 and a further 23 roads from last year's programme will also be completed.

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7:54am Mon 10 Mar 14

sueplomas@yahoo.co.uk says...

Only 43!! That wont make much of a difference there are so many bad potholes.
Only 43!! That wont make much of a difference there are so many bad potholes. sueplomas@yahoo.co.uk
  • Score: 20

9:43am Mon 10 Mar 14

Scarletto says...

There are some really awful tyre popping/tearing holes in the area.
Report them to Bucks County Council's highways dept (can be done online). If they've been reported but not repaired you've got stronger legal redress for compensation.
...and Lord have mercy on cyclists and motorcyclists who encounter these holes. Very dangerolus.
There are some really awful tyre popping/tearing holes in the area. Report them to Bucks County Council's highways dept (can be done online). If they've been reported but not repaired you've got stronger legal redress for compensation. ...and Lord have mercy on cyclists and motorcyclists who encounter these holes. Very dangerolus. Scarletto
  • Score: 15

9:45am Mon 10 Mar 14

Kania 2000 says...

What about maintaining the good roads as well. How about using permanent repair methods. Even the jet patch system seems to fail after only a few weeks.
What's happened to the white lines? at many junctions they have just worn away.
What about maintaining the good roads as well. How about using permanent repair methods. Even the jet patch system seems to fail after only a few weeks. What's happened to the white lines? at many junctions they have just worn away. Kania 2000
  • Score: 17

9:54am Mon 10 Mar 14

miccles says...

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Sometimes i think i am Bobby Ewing, i have been in deep sleep for many a year, i suddenly wake up, and i read the same story i have heard a year ago, maybe 2 years ago, "we are working on it", and "how excited Janet Blake is".

This money allocated, will it be solely for the roads? or as in previous years, will Mr Tett, take it out the pot for other things, then when the time comes again, he will say "no more money".

I hope these jobs will be done properley, and not botched like all the rest have been done. I would say 80% of jobs that have been done, still need doing again.
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Sometimes i think i am Bobby Ewing, i have been in deep sleep for many a year, i suddenly wake up, and i read the same story i have heard a year ago, maybe 2 years ago, "we are working on it", and "how excited Janet Blake is". This money allocated, will it be solely for the roads? or as in previous years, will Mr Tett, take it out the pot for other things, then when the time comes again, he will say "no more money". I hope these jobs will be done properley, and not botched like all the rest have been done. I would say 80% of jobs that have been done, still need doing again. miccles
  • Score: 21

9:59am Mon 10 Mar 14

Seasence1 says...

Bcc make all this hype, and then just do cosmetic repairs that dont last, but can still record the "repair" as we are working on it? who do they think they are fooling?? classic example of this is kings ride in Tylers Green the road was average no major pot holes but yet they come along and surface dress it end to end ! why ??? now let move to penn by slades garage there has been holes on that bend for well over a year, they are not deep but enough to rattle the car as you go round the bend !

The "dead end" road up to hazlemere library has white lines around the samllest of "dips" in the road.. why? because they are easy to fix wont cost alot and can be added to the hey look as up fixing the road list.

Another major one is under the bridge on Hammersley Lane i reported this, nothing done - chased it with bcc who emailed and said it was not a priority !! but could not explain why a dead end road to hazlmere library was !!

Like the above person said take a few min each eve ( or even when your at work to get on the BCC and report as much as poss !
Bcc make all this hype, and then just do cosmetic repairs that dont last, but can still record the "repair" as we are working on it? who do they think they are fooling?? classic example of this is kings ride in Tylers Green the road was average no major pot holes but yet they come along and surface dress it end to end ! why ??? now let move to penn by slades garage there has been holes on that bend for well over a year, they are not deep but enough to rattle the car as you go round the bend ! The "dead end" road up to hazlemere library has white lines around the samllest of "dips" in the road.. why? because they are easy to fix wont cost alot and can be added to the hey look as up fixing the road list. Another major one is under the bridge on Hammersley Lane i reported this, nothing done - chased it with bcc who emailed and said it was not a priority !! but could not explain why a dead end road to hazlmere library was !! Like the above person said take a few min each eve ( or even when your at work to get on the BCC and report as much as poss ! Seasence1
  • Score: 11

10:11am Mon 10 Mar 14

MCarey says...

do you actually mean fixed or just patched up?
do you actually mean fixed or just patched up? MCarey
  • Score: 11

11:06am Mon 10 Mar 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

Please report the potholes...
http://www.transport
forbucks.net/BCC-rep
ort-a-problem.aspx

Although I smell a rat here... hole I've reported that have not been fixed have disappeared??? Oldest reported problem where I've just been to update is only a week old???
I've reported Kingshill Road over 2 weeks ago and the 2 nasty potholes on Amersham Road / Totteridge Lane roundabout about 10 days ago.
Me thinks they're deleting the old reports... they've stopped sending out the email with the report number so its only if you print it out that you will have a record of the report!
Please report the potholes... http://www.transport forbucks.net/BCC-rep ort-a-problem.aspx Although I smell a rat here... hole I've reported that have not been fixed have disappeared??? Oldest reported problem where I've just been to update is only a week old??? I've reported Kingshill Road over 2 weeks ago and the 2 nasty potholes on Amersham Road / Totteridge Lane roundabout about 10 days ago. Me thinks they're deleting the old reports... they've stopped sending out the email with the report number so its only if you print it out that you will have a record of the report! Mr Totterdge Hill
  • Score: 10

12:19pm Mon 10 Mar 14

England must be saved says...

Why am I paying road tax ?? ... The roads are becoming the road's of a 3rd world country. This is not an exaggeration and those responsible will make their excuses and blah, blah, blah. To continually repair is not progress and as Miccles indicates, this time next year .... yawn, more of the same !!
Why am I paying road tax ?? ... The roads are becoming the road's of a 3rd world country. This is not an exaggeration and those responsible will make their excuses and blah, blah, blah. To continually repair is not progress and as Miccles indicates, this time next year .... yawn, more of the same !! England must be saved
  • Score: 3

12:44pm Mon 10 Mar 14

acjy1985 says...

England must be saved wrote:
Why am I paying road tax ?? ... The roads are becoming the road's of a 3rd world country. This is not an exaggeration and those responsible will make their excuses and blah, blah, blah. To continually repair is not progress and as Miccles indicates, this time next year .... yawn, more of the same !!
You aren't paying road tax. You are paying Vehicle Excise Duty
[quote][p][bold]England must be saved[/bold] wrote: Why am I paying road tax ?? ... The roads are becoming the road's of a 3rd world country. This is not an exaggeration and those responsible will make their excuses and blah, blah, blah. To continually repair is not progress and as Miccles indicates, this time next year .... yawn, more of the same !![/p][/quote]You aren't paying road tax. You are paying Vehicle Excise Duty acjy1985
  • Score: 1

1:05pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

I regularly highlight, update and review the potholes reporting on the council's website. To my surprise about 10% of them were fixed but only to open up and wither away a week later. The council's contractors are taking us for mugs by filling a pothole inadequately so they can come back again and again, charging again and again !
The controller at the website for reporting potholes is also conveying misleading information by indicating that the reported potholes have been fixed. Most of them have not, but are shown in the website as having been repaired ! So not just complacency in dealing with the most pressing issue, but now there are lies, and more lies !
I regularly highlight, update and review the potholes reporting on the council's website. To my surprise about 10% of them were fixed but only to open up and wither away a week later. The council's contractors are taking us for mugs by filling a pothole inadequately so they can come back again and again, charging again and again ! The controller at the website for reporting potholes is also conveying misleading information by indicating that the reported potholes have been fixed. Most of them have not, but are shown in the website as having been repaired ! So not just complacency in dealing with the most pressing issue, but now there are lies, and more lies ! Bartholomew HuckleBerry
  • Score: 39

2:15pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

Please sign this petition to get this complacent authority to do their job.

http://www.change.or
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cks-county-council-w
ycombe-district-coun
cil-tfb-re-surface-r
oads-rather-than-re-
fill-potholes-by-end
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Please sign this petition to get this complacent authority to do their job. http://www.change.or g/en-GB/petitions/bu cks-county-council-w ycombe-district-coun cil-tfb-re-surface-r oads-rather-than-re- fill-potholes-by-end -of-2014 Bartholomew HuckleBerry
  • Score: 1

2:25pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

Why doesn't BCC get all their employees to fill in online reports about the road defects that they encounter on the way to work each day?
I'm sure if they actively encouraged their staff to do this would save time and money.
I'd love to know details of failed repairs and monies re-claimed for doing a fizz poor job in the first place... They must have a means of finding out who & what method does the best job... and start giving them more work.
Why doesn't BCC get all their employees to fill in online reports about the road defects that they encounter on the way to work each day? I'm sure if they actively encouraged their staff to do this would save time and money. I'd love to know details of failed repairs and monies re-claimed for doing a fizz poor job in the first place... They must have a means of finding out who & what method does the best job... and start giving them more work. Mr Totterdge Hill
  • Score: 4

7:56pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Emma179 says...

Too late for one of my car tyres :( and very dangerous for cyclists at the moment!!
Too late for one of my car tyres :( and very dangerous for cyclists at the moment!! Emma179
  • Score: 1

9:28pm Mon 10 Mar 14

ThePedant says...

Perhaps if they didn't spend money on ridiculous projects such as the new Abbey Way pedestrian crossing, my suspension and tracking might not be quite so f@cked
Perhaps if they didn't spend money on ridiculous projects such as the new Abbey Way pedestrian crossing, my suspension and tracking might not be quite so f@cked ThePedant
  • Score: 8

10:57pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Monty Cristo says...

ThePedant wrote:
Perhaps if they didn't spend money on ridiculous projects such as the new Abbey Way pedestrian crossing, my suspension and tracking might not be quite so f@cked
Quite. The one you mention, plus the Chapel Lane junction with West Wycombe Road work, plus the narrowing of various roads round the back of the Royal Grammar school are all pieces of work that should have been lower priority (or never done at all, since the benefit of at least some of these may be negligible) than properly fixing the pothole problem. This council is wasting OUR money time and time again bodging the same potholes and it is scandalous.
[quote][p][bold]ThePedant[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if they didn't spend money on ridiculous projects such as the new Abbey Way pedestrian crossing, my suspension and tracking might not be quite so f@cked[/p][/quote]Quite. The one you mention, plus the Chapel Lane junction with West Wycombe Road work, plus the narrowing of various roads round the back of the Royal Grammar school are all pieces of work that should have been lower priority (or never done at all, since the benefit of at least some of these may be negligible) than properly fixing the pothole problem. This council is wasting OUR money time and time again bodging the same potholes and it is scandalous. Monty Cristo
  • Score: 9

11:49pm Mon 10 Mar 14

no1buzz says...

acjy1985 wrote:
England must be saved wrote:
Why am I paying road tax ?? ... The roads are becoming the road's of a 3rd world country. This is not an exaggeration and those responsible will make their excuses and blah, blah, blah. To continually repair is not progress and as Miccles indicates, this time next year .... yawn, more of the same !!
You aren't paying road tax. You are paying Vehicle Excise Duty
so what? It doesn't matter what you call it, it's only paid by motorists!
[quote][p][bold]acjy1985[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]England must be saved[/bold] wrote: Why am I paying road tax ?? ... The roads are becoming the road's of a 3rd world country. This is not an exaggeration and those responsible will make their excuses and blah, blah, blah. To continually repair is not progress and as Miccles indicates, this time next year .... yawn, more of the same !![/p][/quote]You aren't paying road tax. You are paying Vehicle Excise Duty[/p][/quote]so what? It doesn't matter what you call it, it's only paid by motorists! no1buzz
  • Score: 3

9:08am Tue 11 Mar 14

acjy1985 says...

no1buzz wrote:
acjy1985 wrote:
England must be saved wrote: Why am I paying road tax ?? ... The roads are becoming the road's of a 3rd world country. This is not an exaggeration and those responsible will make their excuses and blah, blah, blah. To continually repair is not progress and as Miccles indicates, this time next year .... yawn, more of the same !!
You aren't paying road tax. You are paying Vehicle Excise Duty
so what? It doesn't matter what you call it, it's only paid by motorists!
True, but there are plenty of cars out there that pay £0 VED. So they shouldn't use the road then? Every tax payer pays for the upkeep of the roads whether they drive or not in exactly the same way that you pay for hospitals whether you are ill or not. The 'tax' you are paying is a tax on the ownership of your vehicle and whilst this money goes to the Exchequer it is allocated along with all the other tax we pay.
[quote][p][bold]no1buzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]acjy1985[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]England must be saved[/bold] wrote: Why am I paying road tax ?? ... The roads are becoming the road's of a 3rd world country. This is not an exaggeration and those responsible will make their excuses and blah, blah, blah. To continually repair is not progress and as Miccles indicates, this time next year .... yawn, more of the same !![/p][/quote]You aren't paying road tax. You are paying Vehicle Excise Duty[/p][/quote]so what? It doesn't matter what you call it, it's only paid by motorists![/p][/quote]True, but there are plenty of cars out there that pay £0 VED. So they shouldn't use the road then? Every tax payer pays for the upkeep of the roads whether they drive or not in exactly the same way that you pay for hospitals whether you are ill or not. The 'tax' you are paying is a tax on the ownership of your vehicle and whilst this money goes to the Exchequer it is allocated along with all the other tax we pay. acjy1985
  • Score: 5

2:11pm Tue 11 Mar 14

cocobay says...

Road Tax - (VED) does not pay for the road repairs!! Council Tax bills would be part of it.
Road Tax - (VED) does not pay for the road repairs!! Council Tax bills would be part of it. cocobay
  • Score: 0

3:24pm Tue 11 Mar 14

4-minute warning says...

And the result of not fixing the potholes in a timely manner ...... a tragedy!

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-265
04065
And the result of not fixing the potholes in a timely manner ...... a tragedy! http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-265 04065 4-minute warning
  • Score: 2

6:17pm Tue 11 Mar 14

s6blr says...

Pish Posh on TfB, they should be called Terror for Boys given the amount od deadly dangerous holes all over.

You go on their website and report them, nothing.

You report them to the Council, nothing.

Will death make them fix the bloody roads?

How the heck they sleep at night beggars belief.
Pish Posh on TfB, they should be called Terror for Boys given the amount od deadly dangerous holes all over. You go on their website and report them, nothing. You report them to the Council, nothing. Will death make them fix the bloody roads? How the heck they sleep at night beggars belief. s6blr
  • Score: 4

7:23pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Mr Methane says...

I doubt that there are 43 roads in Bucks that don't need repairing lol
I doubt that there are 43 roads in Bucks that don't need repairing lol Mr Methane
  • Score: 3

11:49am Wed 12 Mar 14

Monty Cristo says...

"Janet Blake, Cabinet Member for Planning and Transportation said: "With a budget of £65 million having been confirmed for road and footway repairs over the next four years and following the wettest winter on record, it is good news that we can make a positive start on repairing some of the damage that has been caused to our county’s roads."
Yes Janet, but are you trying to pull the wool over our eyes by suggesting that the roads are in the state they are in solely because of the wettest winter on record? If so, I've got news for you: we have endured potholes and poor roads for a few years, due to chronic underinvestment by Bucks CC and failure to properly repair the roads in recent freezing winters, NOT just this latest wet one.
"Janet Blake, Cabinet Member for Planning and Transportation said: "With a budget of £65 million having been confirmed for road and footway repairs over the next four years and following the wettest winter on record, it is good news that we can make a positive start on repairing some of the damage that has been caused to our county’s roads." Yes Janet, but are you trying to pull the wool over our eyes by suggesting that the roads are in the state they are in solely because of the wettest winter on record? If so, I've got news for you: we have endured potholes and poor roads for a few years, due to chronic underinvestment by Bucks CC and failure to properly repair the roads in recent freezing winters, NOT just this latest wet one. Monty Cristo
  • Score: 5

11:58am Wed 12 Mar 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

AMERSHAM ROAD CRN 451136
"Mr Totteridge Hill,
Thank you for reporting the issue at the above location.
I can confirm this defect has now been repaired.
Regards"

Well one fixed out of 8 reported... someway to go yet...
I wonder how long the repair will last... I'll let you know.
AMERSHAM ROAD CRN 451136 "Mr Totteridge Hill, Thank you for reporting the issue at the above location. I can confirm this defect has now been repaired. Regards" Well one fixed out of 8 reported... someway to go yet... I wonder how long the repair will last... I'll let you know. Mr Totterdge Hill
  • Score: 2

6:24pm Wed 12 Mar 14

prestwood123 says...

Indeed very dangerous for cyclists, I myself have had a run in with a pothole in DEC 2012 going down martisand lane in prestwwod which resulted in me being thrown several metres off my bike, luckily for me there was no car behind me.

The council already knew about the pot hole or should I say crater and subsequently filled it the day I phoned them to report my accident.

If you look at this road today it is very bad again, the council did a great job of prestwood high street during 2013 but did not bother with martisand lane that was far worse and much more dangerous due to the descent.
Indeed very dangerous for cyclists, I myself have had a run in with a pothole in DEC 2012 going down martisand lane in prestwwod which resulted in me being thrown several metres off my bike, luckily for me there was no car behind me. The council already knew about the pot hole or should I say crater and subsequently filled it the day I phoned them to report my accident. If you look at this road today it is very bad again, the council did a great job of prestwood high street during 2013 but did not bother with martisand lane that was far worse and much more dangerous due to the descent. prestwood123
  • Score: 0

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