Roadwork misery is due to end

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THE misery suffered by Donington residents as a result of roadworks in the Market Place is due to come to an end this week.

Liz Walker, chairman of Donington in Bloom, said the situation has been “absolutely horrendous” for local residents, with a large section of the Market Place cordoned off, leaving people with nowhere to park and making access difficult for local homeowners.

Liz said: “People have no idea unless they live here or come though the village how difficult it has been since March and there appears to be very little sign of anything coming to an end. It has been absolutely horrendous.”

However, area highways manager for Lincolnshire County Council Andy Wharff reassured residents that the major work would be finished by last week, leaving “further minor works” to be completed this week.

He said Donington Market Place has had a history of flooding and the county council as lead local flood authority had secured funding for a surface water drainage scheme to alleviate the potential for future flooding.

He added: “This will provide a great benefit to properties in the area by significantly reducing any future flooding events.”