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Spalding councillor calls for action to be taken on pronounced dip in busy road

A councillor is calling for action to be taken after "significant dip" has appeared in a busy road.

South Holland district councillor Angela Newton has raised concerns about a sinking section of Halmergate in Spalding, which is close to Spalding Academy.

She says that travelling over the dip at a slow speed still creates problems for cars and buses, which use the road.

Halmergate has a sinking section (31887780)
Halmergate has a sinking section (31887780)


Earlier this year, Halmergate was closed for around two days while Anglian Water carried out some work on the site.

Coun Newton has lodged her complaints with Lincolnshire County Council's Highways Department.

She said: "I think that action should be taken on that road and investigation work carried out as they are wasting council tax payers money and inconveniencing road users.

"Halmergate is such a busy road and even at 30mph, it is still an issue travelling over it and I do not think it should have been accepted."

Coun Newton believes that there is a dyke running underneath the road and that could be the root of the issuewhich is creating the pronounced dip.

She had lodged complaints about the dip in the road with the highways department shortly after the roadworks were undertaken by Anglian Water during the last school holidays in February.

Highways officers had told Coun Newton that an inspector would look over the site and that they would then ask for the contractor to make things right.

She said: "There are also two places in Park Road where there are issues and these should also be sorted."

Anglian Water says it is working with Highways to investigate what is causing the dip in the road.

Boston Road South in Holbeach still remains closed to traffic as Anglian Water repairs the sink hole which appeared earlier this month.

Police announced the road was closed after it had collapsed following weeks

An Anglian Water spokesperson said, “We are continuing to work with Highways to assess the cause of the road collapse on Boston Road South in Holbeach. We are preparing to start work to repair our sewer which has been damaged to ensure that we can maintain facilities to our customers in the area."

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