VIDEO: Pothole in Louth

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This pothole in Kiln Lane, Louth, is a deep one.

People have been telling us about some of the worst road surfaces in and around Louth.

An extra £6m has been made available for essential road maintenance in Lincolnshire.

The Department for Transport has given Lincolnshire County Council an additional £6.451m to be spent over the next two years on renewing, repairing and extending the life of roads across the county.

This funding can be used for improvements such as road resurfacing, maintenance to bridges or repairing damage caused by severe weather, such as the recent heavy rain.

Coun William Webb, Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “We’re delighted the Government has made this significant amount of additional funding available, especially given the difficult financial climate.

“Lincolnshire faces particular challenges for highways maintenance because of its size and rurality, so any additional funding is always welcome.

“We’ll ensure that this money is put to good use, and will do all we can to keep the county’s roads in the best possible condition with the cash that’s available.