April date for tackling potholes in Holbeach

Repairing potholes
Repairing potholes

Roads in Holbeach will be the first to be repaired as Lincolnshire County Council gears up for the latest round in its battle against potholes.

The council is currently finalising its pothole patching programme for 2017/18, with West End in Holbeach to be tackled on April 3 and 4. Each pothole will be permanently repaired.

This is just the first stage of a £5million year-long programme aimed at eliminating the worst potholes across Lincolnshire and preparing some roads for future surface dressing. Each job will require a temporary road closure, with appropriate traffic management measures put in place for the duration.

Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Our patching team will be out dealing with potholes five days a week. Last year we repaired more than 100,000 potholes countywide – a figure I’m looking to match this year.

“But this is just one strand of our road maintenance programme. In addition, we’ll have a programme of resurfacing works that will eradicate even more potholes, along with a range of improvement schemes aimed at tackling congestion.

Further details will be released as they are confirmed. Dates are weather-dependent.