Council apology over Monks Dyke Road resurfacing


The Area Highways Manager at Lincolnshire County Council has apologised after parents complained that works on Monks Dyke Road has disrupted the hometime schedule for children leaving school.

One parent, who did not wish to be named, described the situation as “chaotic” as four different schools - Monks Dyke Tennyson College, St Michael’s, Lacey Gardens and Eastfield Infants - emptied on to the street at the end of the school day on Tuesday (May 20) only to find that there was “sticky tar” on the road and slow-moving traffic restrictions in place.

The parent added that she has seen no advance warning signs when she dropped her son off at school in the morning. She said: “It’s half term next week, wouldn’t it have made sense to wait until then?”

Andy Ratcliffe, area highways manager at Lincolnshire County Council, responded to the complaints in a statement to the Louth Leader.

Mr Ratcliffe said:“I’m sorry to hear about these issues. Although we try to avoid Monks Dyke Road during the school term, we have a very large programme of work and it’s not always possible to do so.

“We did try to minimise the disruption by avoiding being onsite at school start and finish times, and by putting advanced notice signs up to give local residents as much warning as possible.

“That said, the work that we completed will extend the life of the road by at least five years, and provide a much better, safer road surface.”