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‘Repair our dirt track road,’ says fed up resident

Roger Smith on Herdgate Lane, Pinchbeck, which he claims is in danger of turning into a

Roger Smith on Herdgate Lane, Pinchbeck, which he claims is in danger of turning into a "dirt track."

A fed up Pinchbeck resident claims friends are being put off from visiting him because of the poor state of the road leading to his home.

Roger Smith (65), who has lived in Herdgate Lane for 65 years, claimed repair work by Lincolnshire County Council had left the road in a dangerous condition.

He said: “We’ve had nothing done to our piece of the lane for at least 25 years so we were enthusiastic when we found out that something was going to be done after Christmas.

“But the council has filled the road with crushed limestone which I think is dangerous because it’s left potholes which could smash up your tyres.

“My boss’s wife lost two tyres on her car because of the potholes which split them, but she only realised it when she got on the A16.

“We have people who want to visit us but they won’t come down the lane which has never been as bad as it is now.

“If it carries on like this, our little lane will end up being nothing more than a dirt track.”

A spokesman for Lincolnshire County Council said: “We are aware of this problem but it’s actually an issue with the verge.

“Unfortunately, the road is very narrow and the HGVs and large agricultural vehicles that regularly use it cause damage to the verge.

“We use stone chippings to fill the verge holes, but sometimes these come loose.

“We will continue to monitor the road and action any repairs as and when needed.”

 

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