Accident fears over dangerous potholes
PEOPLE in Denham have blasted the county council over the state of the roads.
Complaints have been pouring in over the number of potholes on Denham Green Lane at the junction with the A412/ North Orbital Road.
Concerns have also been raised over the state of the A412, with one man worried that the amount of flooding when it rains is dangerous as cars regularly ‘aqua plane’ and ‘go straight across the road’.
The retired 60-year-old man, who asked not to be named, fears it only will be repaired when there is a ‘fatality and it’s too late’.
He said: “There’s going to be a serious, serious accident, if someone loses control of the car and kills someone.”
There have been, he said, three accidents since 2014 at the junction, and because of the road’s proximity to Denham Garden Village, a retirement development, argues ‘it’s very, very dangerous’.
the holes are too big these elderly people are almost losing control of the their cars into the junction.”
Villagers also feel disappointed with Bucks County Council who, they say, are aware of the problems and have promised to fix the roads for a number of years.
Lance Williams, who lives on Denham Green Lane, said: “I don’t know why it’s taken them so long to fix it.
“The cars fly up and down it at tremendous speeds, it’s crazy. It’s been left for so long.
“I’ve been living here for four or five years and it’s got worse over the last three years. They tried to fix it some years ago.”
But Dan Elworthy, communications officer at Transport for Buckinghamshire, said the council are aware of the problems and road repairs are planned. He added: “Anything requiring urgent attention prior to the resurfacing work, should be called through on 01296 382416.”