Snow’s gone but potholes are left behind on Louth’s roads

After the snow disappeared many potholes reappeared on roads around Louth.

Drivers have let us know about bad ones along Church Street between Eastgate and Monks’ Dyke Road, in Newmarket near the turn off to Watts Lane and along Victoria Road.

They fear the snow and ice has made them worse and could damage cars along these busy roads.

One driver, who did not wish to be named, said: “There are some really long and deep ones along Church Street. The road is really rutted.

“You get a lot of school traffic along there and it is dangerous to try and dodge the potholes. Some of the worse ones really need doing.”

Coun William Webb, Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “Each year, Lincolnshire County Council invests nearly £50 million on repairs to maintain the county’s 5,500 miles of road.

“We have ten teams who are dedicated to reactive repairs. We run an emergency repairs service that aims to fix particularly bad pot holes within 24 hours, although it can be very difficult to repair them in wet or cold weather.

“Over the next two years, we’ll invest a further £6.5 million to renew, repair and extend the life of roads across Lincolnshire.

“The extra funding will enable us to carry out more preventative work on our roads, so we can fix potholes before they even appear.

“We will also aim to deliver more first-time fixes.

“If you see a pothole, please call our Highways Customer Service Centre on 01522 782070, or report it via our website: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk.”