More than 100,000 potholes reported in Lincolnshire


More than 100,000 potholes reported in Lincolnshire

Residents in Lincolnshire have reported more than 100,000 across the county.

According to council data, 15,314 pothole reports were made in 2021, with each report accounting for an average of seven potholes.

This comes after Lincolnshire County Council announced it was facing a 25% cut, which amounts to a reduction of £12m, in its road repair budget.

The Department for Transport said a total of £5bn investment was available to authorities across England, including Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire County Council has since started a campaign calling on the government to reinstate funding, stating that the missing fund would cover the cost of filling around 24,000 potholes and rebuilding 37 miles of deteriorating road per year.

Councillor Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, said: “It was incredibly disappointing when the Government cut our highways funding by 25% last February.

“We’re a large rural county and our residents place a huge amount of importance on well-maintained roads – something we’re doing our best to deliver but are struggling to fund.”

Defending the £5m budget limit, a spokesperson for the Department of Transport added: “This is enough to fill millions of potholes a year, repair dozens of bridges and resurface roads up and down the country.”

The Fix Our Funds to Fix Our Roads campaign has called on people to share their experiences of poor road conditions in Lincolnshire.

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