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Is this the worst road in Grantham?




A badly damaged stretch of road in Grantham which has been the cause of 35-40 reports to the highways authority, may be repaired this summer.

Potholes on the patch of road, at the junctions of Dysart Road with Barrowby Gate and with Trent Road, have been temporarily filled until more extensive works can take place.

According to Lincolnshire County Council, part of the road may need to be reconstructed as it has "suffered significant damage".

Pockmarked road surface at the junciton of Dysart Road with Barrowby Gate, Grantham (11807373)
Pockmarked road surface at the junciton of Dysart Road with Barrowby Gate, Grantham (11807373)

A council spokesman said: "Following the winter, it became apparent that these junctions had suffered significant damage. A number of potholes have been filled to ensure the road remains safe while we plan the more extensive repairs.

"We expect the resurfacing works to take place in the summer.

"Since January, there have been 35-40 fault reports relating to these junctions."

Pockmarked road surface at the junciton of Dysart Road with Barrowby Gate, Grantham (11807378)
Pockmarked road surface at the junciton of Dysart Road with Barrowby Gate, Grantham (11807378)

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways and transportation at LCC, added: "We're aware of the condition of the road at the junction of Dysart Road and Barrowby Gate. We're currently investigating the extent of the deterioration here, and at the junction with Trent Road, so we can gauge whether the road just needs to be resurfaced or whether more extensive reconstruction is required. It's difficult to give a timescale for the repairs at this stage, but we will take action as soon as possible.

"We're also preparing to make repairs to some of the side roads in the Barrowby Gate area, which have suffered damage over the winter. In addition, surface dressing is planned for Worcester Road and Barrowby Gate over the summer.

"The remedial work to the area that was surface dressed last year is currently taking place and will then be reviewed to ensure this authority is satisfied with the repairs. The original work did not meet the required standards, and so the repairs are being carried out at the contractor's expense."



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