Lincoln firm marks record year for road repairs

A Lincoln business is thanking road users for their patience as it nears the end of a record year for repairing the county’s roads.

Minister Surfacing is expecting to have used 70,000 tonnes of asphalt when it reaches the end of the year – the equivalent to resurfacing the A158 from Lincoln to Horncastle.

Construction supplier Tarmac also reports that the company has delivered record volumes of material to Lincolnshire this year.

After what’s been described as a difficult winter, roadworks have been taking place at almost 1,000 different locations across the county.

Minister Surfacing has been working alongside Lincolnshire County Council and Kier to resurface and repair those roads.

The team have been working hard.

Bruce Spencer-Knott, managing director of minister surfacing, said: “We have used more asphalt than ever before in Lincolnshire because we’re working on so many roads.

“We’re wasting less, recycling more and we’re working faster so we can repair more roads each year while cutting our carbon footprint and causing less disruption.

“The Chancellor announced that more money will be given to repair roads in Lincolnshire in his budget so I am confident this momentum will continue.”

Managing director at Minister Surfacing.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “We have been working hard this year to repair roads right across Lincolnshire.

“Road repair is always a challenge but with investment from local government we’ve been working hard to get the roads up to standard.

“There’s still plenty of work to be done but with the help of different firms we’re making great progress.”