Potholes: £2m boost for county’s roads

Readers contacted the Journal this week to highlight the worst potholes in the town.

Readers contacted the Journal this week to highlight the worst potholes in the town.

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Lincolnshire County Council is to invest an extra £2 million in fixing pothole-strewn roads.

The money is in addition to the £6.5 million the Government has given to the county to improve the road network.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “As a result of strong financial management, we ended the last financial year with a small underspend. We have decided to inject £2 million of this surplus into road maintenance – specifically to repair potholes.

“We have already carried out more than 50,000 square metres of surface patching and two million square metres of surface dressing this year – so we are making a difference. This extra funding will help us to maintain this intensity and allow us to make improvements to a large part of Lincolnshire’s road network.”

READ MORE ON POTHOLES IN TOMORROW’S GRANTHAM JOURNAL