Lincolnshire makes £2.6m maintenance a priority

Lincolnshire County Council has earmarked funds worth £2.6m for essential highways repairs.

A total of 18 roads across the county have been highlighted as in need of attention with work set to start this summer.

Lincolnshire County Council’s executive member for highways and transportation, Coun William Webb, told the Boston Standard: “We’ve experienced some real extremes of weather which means that more roads than usual have been damaged.

“We’ve seen the number of potholes increase following some of the worst winter weather for many years recently, and the prolonged drought of around 18 months has led to lengthy cracks of the road surface in some areas.

“By digging deep into our reserves, despite tightened economic times, we can now prioritise the winter and drought damaged roads that are causing us most concern.”

The news follows an unsuccessful bid to the Department for Transport earlier this year for help to deal with drought-damaged roads in the county.

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