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Temporary repair has not resolved this long standing problem.

Reported via Android in the Road surface issue category anonymously at 13:35, Fri 21 February 2020

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council 8 minutes later. Council ref: 367593.

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?

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  • The Location Marker had moved from its proper location and should be immediately on top of the existing two just below it on the bend in Tavistock Road.

    Posted anonymously at 13:39, Fri 21 February 2020

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

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 13:42, Fri 21 February 2020

  • Situation am on Sunday 23/02/20

    Posted anonymously at 11:57, Sun 23 February 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 11:20, Fri 6 March 2020

  • Thank LCC foe your for the update but, this exactly the same statement that you have made several times before and then you proceeded to close the case a few days later with zero action, for us to have to yet again report this issue which you then treat as a new case.

    I seriously hope that this procedure is not repeated yet again!

    Posted anonymously at 14:14, Fri 6 March 2020

  • I am aware that LCC R&H have been and investigated since my report above (4 vans arrived about 1 week after) but nothing visible has changed and I have not received any update what so ever from then as to what they found or didn’t find!

    Posted anonymously at 15:10, Fri 20 March 2020

  • Repairs are scheduled. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, repairs may take longer than our usual response. Thank you for your patience.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 14:06, Tue 14 April 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 08:47, Mon 13 July 2020

  • New tarmac laid a few days ago and now have a nice flat surface after all this time. Hopfully LCC investigation has shown there is no "sinkhole" lurking below this and the adjacent sunken pavement!

    Posted anonymously at 18:01, Mon 27 July 2020

  • Works are complete. Thank you for making a report to Lincolnshire County Council.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:01, Mon 19 October 2020

  • There is already a new depression appearing within the area of the repaired tarmac towards the outside of the bend. I.E. on the RHS when approaching from Hawthorn Bank.

    Posted anonymously at 11:18, Mon 19 October 2020

  • We need to investigate this report. We will contact you again when an update is available.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:10, Tue 20 October 2020

  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 15:55, Tue 27 October 2020

  • We need to investigate this report. We will contact you again when an update is available.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 08:21, Wed 28 October 2020

  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:36, Thu 29 October 2020

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 08:18, Fri 27 November 2020

  • We are sorry but we are not taking immediate action with this report. The repair carried out was not a temporary repair, we excavated the defect and there was not apparent cause for the depression/void under the road such as a leaking pipe etc. The void was backfilled and compacted. We will monitor this site and act if the depression continues to develop again. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 16:20, Wed 16 December 2020

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