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Church Lane, Creeton, beside numbers 1 & 2 Brownlow Farm Cottages

Reported via desktop in the Pothole on road/cycleway category anonymously at 13:35, Mon 27 November 2023

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 480415.

There is a long stretch of uneven road surface in Church Lane from close to its junction with the B1176 (Glen Rd/Swinstead Rd), which has been like this for years. More potholes appear from time to time but the real problem is a shifting bank of gravel that was washed down off the B1176 by a flood soon after that road was resurfaced. It has been patched up by the Council at least twice but that hasn't fixed it, because when the gravel bank is wet and vehicles drive over it the gravel is redistributed, leaving the small tarmac patches standing proud. They soon wear down. It has now created a very uneven "sleeping policeman" (around 30cm high at the edges) that is surrounded by water except in very dry weather. Cars now drive across the adjoining green, which is being churned up.

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  • Thanks for letting us know about your issue with a pothole on the road or cycleway. We will look into this and let you know what we find within the next 14 days. You can find out more about potholes on our website

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 13:35, Mon 27 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 16:14, Tue 28 November 2023

  • Progress! We’ve completed our investigation and works are now planned. Once we know when work is due to take place we will let you know.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:41, Fri 1 December 2023

  • We have an update. Our highways team have issued this work out to one of their delivery gangs. We’ll let you know when the job is complete.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 15:22, Thu 28 December 2023

  • Good Afternoon. Is there any further news on the Church Lane problem which has already been reported outside 1 and 2 Brownlow Cottages, Creeton and is due for work to be done? The latest update was back in December 2023 when action was scheduled. This problem affects all the residents and visitors (to the church for example) who use the lane. The mud has become compacted over the years and the recent floods since January 2024 have done nothing to help the situation. It is not a pothole problem but one of large quantities of mud and gravel being 'washed' over the lane everyone time the river floods. In the five years we have been living here the road has gone from a flat lane to the very uneven surface you see today. We would be very grateful if this problem could be sorted as soon as possible. Thank you.

    Posted by Sally Tarver at 14:01, Tuesday 5 March 2024

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 08:40, Thursday 7 March 2024

  • All done! The work’s finished and the issue is now resolved. Thank you for contacting us about this. Your report has meant that we can focus our effort where it’s needed most.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:01, Thursday 7 March 2024

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