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Grips required where potholes are forming

Reported via Android in the Other road surface issue category anonymously at 22:42, Tue 21 November 2023

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 479802.

All down the a52 there are numerous areas where the surface water cannot drain off into adjacent ditches, causing potholes to develop next to the road, this water is causing the road edge to deteriorate and will eventually eat away the surface towards middle of road, why can't grips be dug to let these areas of standing water drain into adjacent ditches??? when there is standing water the ditches are never full?? All that has happened is the verge has increased in height due to mudd on the road over the years. This is the 3rd time I have reported this issue, and it goes nowhere, surely it is more effective to dig grips than to repair the road once the standing water has destroyed it? Can I be informed of what action will be taken and if not a reason behind the decision. The puddle that form during sustained rain can cause puddle into the middle of the road in places, yet if grips were dug it could easily drain off avoiding a hazard.

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  • Thanks for letting us know about a road surface issue. We will look into this and let you know what we find within the next 14 days. You can find out more about roads maintenance on our website

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 22:43, Tue 21 November 2023

  • Great news, we’ve had a look at the issue and we have now passed to our Highways Officers for the team to assess what can be done to resolve the matter. We’ll let you know when the assessment has taken place.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 08:36, Wed 22 November 2023

  • Why have we closed this report? We cleaned this areas drains in the last year and our last inspection showed that they are working well. It’s worth noting though that at times of extreme weather even well-maintained drains like these can be overwhelmed. If the problem happens again but in less extreme conditions then please report this to us and we will investigate the issue again. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 12:18, Wed 13 December 2023

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