Bid to fix potholed roads in Skegness before Easter break
A SHARE of extra funding to help repair potholed roads could be spent in Skegness.
After receiving complaints about the state of the roads in the coastal town, Lincolnshire County Councillors Ken Milner and Mark Smith gave a tour of some of the worst roads to council chiefs.
Area highways manager Andy Ratcliffe, and executive members for highways, Councillor William Webb, viewed for themselves some of the main potholes affecting motorists in the town.
Programmed works to repair roads in Richmond Drive, Grantham Drive, Wainfleet Road and Berry Way are planned to be completed before Easter with more programmed works scheduled after the busy summer season.
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Mr Ratcliffe said: "These things do take a while to plan with the design of the scheme, road closures and working around the summer season. We want to come and do the job without inconveniencing people further.
"The huge amount of rain we have experienced has caused a lot of pot holes to appear, many in places you would not expect them to be."
Lincolnshire County Council has been successful in securing an additional £6.2 million of funding over the next two years specifically for highways.
Councillor William Webb said the money will be spent in areas considered a priority.
He said: "The money will be allocated on a priority basis and some of the work for Skegness could come out of it.
"We acknowledge all the concerns and we will do our best for Skegness. You can be rest assured that with this additional money, we can go over and above our maintenance for 2013/14 and people will see the difference.
"As far as Lincolnshire is concerned Skegness is a very important place."
The meeting also highlighted potholes in Lumley Avenue, Lincoln Road, Burgh Road, Roman Bank, Mayfield Grove and other areas including near Seathorne Primary School and Keaton Close, although repairs there will not be able to take place as the road is not yet adopted.
Councillor Ken Milner and Mark Smith were happy with the results of the meeting.
Councillor Smith said: "We are pleased that this work is going to be done before Easter and potentially more work after the season. As councillors we are very parochial that Skegness must be considered a priority for any extra funding for road repairs."
Councillor Ken Milner added: "We appreciate that works have to fit around the holiday season in Skegness and I hope that having shown some of the roads, that the town will be seen as a priority."
To report potholes, call Lincolnshire County Council on 01522 782070