Ac­ci­dent fears over dan­ger­ous pot­holes

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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’.

He said:

“Be­cause

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.”

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