Mammoth job ahead to repair broken roads after storm damage

Bucks County Council workers carry out roadworks
Bucks County Council workers carry out roadworks

The ‘large task’ to repair the Vale’s roads following stormy weather and flooding begins this week.

During the storms the county council took the ‘exceptional decision’ to suspend its policy on pothole repairs temporarily to allow crews to focus on the emergency effort.

The council says wet weather and significant flooding has taken its toll on roads across Buckinghamshire and as the flood waters subside some roads will have fared better than others.

It is now undertaking a programme of inspection and repairs to fix the water damaged roads and is looking at ways in which extra resources can be brought in to help.

Janet Blake, Buckinghamshire County Council’s cabinet member for planning and transport, said: ‘We’re not pretending our roads are perfect – far from it – and it’s a near endless task to repair them, but we are doing our best.

“The floods have caused some significant damage, and we need to work together, carrying out our inspections and taking reports from road users in order to tackle the worst first.’

Last month it repaired 4,431 potholes, before focusing solely on flooding issues during February, of which 2,381 were in need of urgent repair.

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