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More holes than tarmac

Reported via Android in the Road surface issue category by Christopher O'Hare at 15:59, Friday 1 January 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 382962.

Further to your reply dated 15/12/20 to myself, I along with all my neighbours on Tamar Way are extremely disappointed in your decision to take no further action over this matter. I would kindly request that further consideration is made with regards to the repairs that are needed. We pay the same council tax as all others on this estate and still our road is in a dire state . A severe winter will cause further damage thus requiring even more repairs, and also possible damage to vehicles. Tamar Way has now been inspected on 2 occasions, the first was when I met Stephen Roe, the second was when I met both Stephen Roe and his Superior. I pointed out the extremely shoddy repairs which had been carried out some 2/3 months earlier by the council and it was agreed that they were not satisfactory, therefore necessitating further work. Please revisit this problem as a matter of urgency.

Kind Regards

Christopher O'Hare 9 Tamar Way LN68TZ

Tel. 07805027520

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

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 15:59, Friday 1 January 2021

  • I've lived in Tamar for 40 years and the road has never been this bad. More to the point its been like it years. Its an absolute disgrace. We have elderly residents who go out for walks and have to cross the road with it in this condition also children play on it, to both the road poses a trip hazard. The recent patching up is also a joke not even worth doing and done extremely poorly. We all pay council tax and shouldnt have to put up with a road in this condition in this day and age. Its an absolute disgrace.

    Posted anonymously at 13:33, Thursday 7 January 2021

  • The ananamous message was from Maxine at Number 5 Tamar

    Posted by Maxine Mapleston 5 Tamar Way at 13:37, Thursday 7 January 2021

  • I have lived in Tamar Way for over 32 years (no.1) This road has been entirely neglected during that time. Much of the damage close to the kerbs is caused by the mechanical road sweeper dislodging large chunks of tarmac. I did speak to Cllr.Roe via email last summer. Cllr Roe consequently inspected the road surface and agreed that there were more holes than road. The road was further inspected by a lady in September armed with a tape measure and a clipboard. Her conclusion was that a patch up would suffice rather than a proper resurface. We have had patch ups before which were poorly carried out and only lasted a few weeks. .

    Posted anonymously at 13:09, Tuesday 12 January 2021

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:42, Tuesday 19 January 2021

  • We acknowledge your concerns and accept that the highway has deteriorated in condition. We have assessed the road surface in accordance with our Highways Infrastructure Asset Management Plan and it does not require urgent action. Currently, the potholes are shallow and would not take compaction therefore this type of repair would not last. The road condition is not suitable for a saw cut repair either and would ideally be suited to resurfacing. The site has therefore been identified as requiring further works however these would be subject to funding and other County priorities. In the meantime we will continue to monitor this location as part of our routine inspection schedule. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:15, Thursday 28 January 2021

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