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Dangerous road surface

Reported via mobile in the Road surface issue category by Stephen Beane at 15:23, Mon 9 August 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 402929.

The surface at the junction of Doddington Road/Newark Road is dangerous to all road vehicles particularly motorcyclists. The surface is, literally, lethal in the wet. It is very concerning that the council have made no efforts to make repairs to date as the surface has deteriorated badly over the last 12 months. I can guarantee that if any member of the department rode motorcycles, especially in the wet, this junction would have been resurfaced months ago. Unfortunately it appears that roads in Lincolnshire are no longer a priority, the feeling is that it is cheaper to payout for vehicle repairs than to resurface roads. Patching has and never will be the answer to pot holes they never last more than 6 months. Shortsighted attitudes cost money and can cost lives, it really is time that the Highways Department took the long term view to transportation within the county. Motorists pay more each year in road tax but roads get worse each year. Major roadworks like Pelham bridge could have been better executed when lockdown was in operation but no, it got left to coincide with peak traffic in the summer holidays and the relaxing of COVID restrictions, such poor planning as usual by Lincolnshire Highways.

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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 15:23, Mon 9 August 2021

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:14, Tue 10 August 2021

  • Thank you, we understand and accept there is an issue, we are not taking immediate action but will monitor in the meantime should temporary repairs be required as an interim measure. Permanent resurfacing works are planned for the near future, but we cannot give any dates yet, the works are in the design stage. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 12:21, Tue 10 August 2021

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