Pothole repairs to get underway in Lincoln

Potholes on roads across Lincoln should be repaired by the County Council starting this coming weekend, but may cause traffic delays.

After Lincolnshire County Council was awarded a cash boost for road repairs by the government, it vowed to fix the potholes caused by the tough weather.

Potholes are formed when water freezes in small cracks in the road, expanding and forming a larger cavity.

The first roads to be repaired are Hawthorn Road and Bunkers Hill, both in uphill Lincoln.

They will both be closed this weekend from 7am on Saturday and 10.30pm on Sunday, although residential access will not be restricted.

Those using Hawthorne Road should use Greetwell Road to get to Cherry Willingham and Fiskerton instead.

Bunkers Hill can be avoided by using Lindum Hill and Wragby Road or Greetwell Road.

County Councillor William Webb, Executive Member for Highways said: “We have a number of challenges in keeping our roads well maintained and are proud of our high standards in repairing and improving the highway network.

“The worst weather conditions for a century hit many areas hard last year, including Lincolnshire, so we strive to tackle the effects on the roads […]”

Recently, Lincolnshire roads were named the best in the country, scoring 120 for A roads and 104 for B roads in the year 2009/2010.