Potholes: there is ‘significant progress’

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“SIGNIFICANT” progress is being made with pothole repairs, although there is still much to do, according to Lincolnshire County Council.

The council’s highways department have been working their way across the county trying to repair the numerous roads that during the winter.

Jonathan Pearson, area highways manager, said: “We’ve been making significant progress, but there is still much to do.

“A great number of repairs have been taking place. During the colder spells in February, the teams were working full-time.

“Throughout March, three teams combed the South Holland area.

“Obviously these must be on a priority basis and cover all A and B roads and other higher-speed routes.

“To date, we have visited most of the towns and villages and are doing our best to work through other settlements as well.

“Sometimes, it’s not as simple as filling a hole – we have also identified, planned and in some cases already undertaken larger resurfacing and patching schemes.

“Examples of this kind of more sustainable approach can be seen on the A17 Lowgate junction at Fleet Hargate and the A17/B1168 roundabout approach, Holbeach.”

Further information on how Lincolnshire County Council deals with potholes can be found at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/potholesFAQs.