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Calls for action over potholes on Moulton roads

There are calls for action to be taken over a number of roads littered with potholes in Moulton.

There are several potholes in the village, including in Broad Lane, River Lane and Station Road, with some so severe that car owners have reported damage after driving through them.

South Holland District Councillor Anthony Casson is calling on the county’s highways department to take action as he feels the area is given the “short straw” when it comes to infrastructure.

Coun Anthony Casson and resident Gwendoline Biggadike with the pothole on Broad Lane, Moulton (44454565)
Coun Anthony Casson and resident Gwendoline Biggadike with the pothole on Broad Lane, Moulton (44454565)

He said: “I feel that Broad Lane is not safe for cars at the moment and I’ve had several reports from people who need new tyres after driving down there.

“A lot of our back roads are all going to be in the same boat.

“All of South Holland’s roads want millions spending on them but we get the short straw down the bottom of the county.

“I bet there’s no roads as bad as we’ve got if you go further north – the further down you go the worse it gets.

“It’s time something was seriously done as it’s getting worse and it will cost more money the longer it goes on.”

Broad Lane was closed to road users on Tuesday but lorries were still seen using the road, passing through the pothole which had filled with water which an Anglian Water spokesperson confirmed was caused by a burst pipe.

Repairs to the road are expected to take place this week, with other repairs to other areas scheduled to take place as soon as possible.

Broad Lane resident Gwendoline Biggadike said: “Every time someone drives past and hits the pothole my bungalow shakes.

“It’s all very well closing the road and putting bollards up but I want to see work done.”

Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The very wet and then very cold weather we have had will cause potholes to form more quickly on the roads.

“Please keep letting us know about them through FixMyStreet and we’ll get them repaired as soon as we can.

“The council hates potholes just as much as drivers do, and every month we fix thousands of them on our network, as well as redressing and resurfacing roads to stop them forming in the first place.”

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