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8+ week old 10” deep 5ft wide depression confirmed as a collapsed LCC Surface Water Pipe!

Reported in the Road surface issue category anonymously at 14:07, Wed 29 January 2020

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council 4 minutes later. Council ref: 365558.

Despite LCC not accepting responsibility for this repair, and closing our complaints on two occasions recently, Anglia Water have now inspected the area and positively confirmed that this is an LCC Roads and Highways issue since the problem is caused by a collapsed surface water drain crossing the road at this point. Anglia Water have advised LCC of this and now LCC need to act with urgency to rectify this long outstanding issue without further prevarication. Warnng Signs need to placed to ensure that vehicles do not run into the 6 haphazardly placed cones around the depression on a difficult corner since they are virtually invisible at night when the street lights are switched off.

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  • Thank you for reporting this issue. A highways officer will investigate and provide an update within 14 days.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 14:11, Wed 29 January 2020

  • Do we have to wait for a further 2 weeks, making 10 weeks in all, whilst two thirds of the road width, on this difficult corner is haphazardly blocked off and with zero warning signs what so ever. After LCC twice denied responsibility over 8 weeks and abdiccating responsibility by blaming Anglia Water, they, Anglia Water, acted with due diligence and admirable competency within less than 18 hours and proved positively that it was LCC,s responsibility right from the start. If this matter is not acted upon expeditious and the road way made safe prior to the urgent repair we will escalate the matter via our LCC councillors and the local MP.

    Posted anonymously at 15:33, Wed 29 January 2020

  • We have carried out an initial assessment, but a more detailed investigation is required. We will provide a further update when this has been completed.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 15:39, Fri 31 January 2020

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    This is the situation today 02022020, 2/3 of the road blocked to avoid cars bottoming out in a 10" deep depression. We live in hope of a repair sometime, but when?

    Posted anonymously at 15:45, Sun 2 February 2020

  • We have completed repairs to this fault. Thank you for reporting a fault to Lincolnshire County Council.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 14:50, Wed 19 February 2020

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    I was told a short time ago by a LCC R&H Representative, when he phoned me, that a temporary repair would be done by simply filling the depression with tarmac so that the cones could be removed whilst the real reason for the depression was found. This temporary repair has been done and the road is usable BUT the attached photo clearly shows that the overall problem has not been resolved at all. There is still a depression over 4"+ deep and over 3 feet wide, and when its full of water the water lake extends over 50% of the road width AND it can also be clearly seen that the depression extends into the pavement as well (see the reducing level of kerb stones which IS NOT a dropped kerb vehicle access) Something more serious is going on here and the temporary repair has not resolved it.

    Do we have to wait for a full "SINKHOLE" to appear before a full and proper investigation/repair is carried out?

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 15:43, Wed 19 February 2020

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    A temporary fill has been and LCC are yet again looking into the real cause of the depression and its underlying issues.

    Posted anonymously at 15:20, Wed 26 February 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • At last LCC R&H have undertaken a more professional repair of the deep depression on this corner and we now have a nice flat piece of tarmac again and no deep lake over 2/3rds of the road width every time it rains.

    Hopefully LC have ascertained during their investigation that a possible "sinkhole" is not lurking below and under the adjacent sunken pavement! Time will tell.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 17:51, Mon 27 July 2020

  • We need to investigate this report. We will contact you again when an update is available. We are sorry that during the COVID-19 pandemic situation we may take longer to respond than normal. Thank you for your patience.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:07, Tue 28 July 2020

  • State changed to: No further action

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:43, Tue 4 August 2020

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