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Stanbridge Road, Leighton Buzzard, north side of the carriageway adjacent to first of two entrances to a caravan park, just east of entrance to JGE on opposite side of the road.

Reported via desktop in the Road Potholes category anonymously at 13:41, Friday 29 March 2024

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 404795.

There must be a very deep pothole in this location, which at the time of my journey (13:51hrs 28/03/24) was hidden by large amounts of standing water along the north side of the carriageway. There was a severe jolt which caused my dashcam to activate a collision warning and record an emergency video. Other than a scuff to the inner edge of the FNS wheel which appears to have resulted from deformation of the tyre sidewall over the rim I can find no other obvious damage so far, but it would not surprise me if delamination or bulging of the tyre becomes apparent with further driving. My wife however suffered a neck injury as a result of the jolt. I had to keep in to the nearside of the road due to three approaching vehicles. Had there been no other traffic present, I would have been positioned towards the centre of the road to avoid the standing water. It seems from other reports on your website that this defect has already been reported and deemed to require rectification, but not yet fixed. I am reporting it again in case my wife's injury requires further intervention, or damage to my vehicle becomes apparent in due course, but also because it needs emphasising that the defect could result in serious injury or worse, particularly to an unwary motorcyclist or pedal cyclist, or if an impact resulted in loss of control of a vehicle.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 13:41, Friday 29 March 2024

  • Thank you for submitting your Highways report.
    Maintenance work is planned for this area and the issue will be resolved as part of these works.

    Many thanks,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 10:36, Thursday 16 May 2024

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