Council to fix A15 Lincoln ‘beast of a pothole’ next week

Lincolnshire County Council will fix next week the “beast of a pothole” near Lincoln that damages a Sleaford woman’s car.

Louise Frost was driving towards Metheringham for her sister’s birthday when her work pool car hit the pothole at around 7.30pm on Monday, March 2.

The pothole is located heading towards Lincoln on the A15 right-hand turn that goes towards RAF Digby on the B1191. It is on the corner opposite a lay-by.

The county council initially told The Lincolnite on Tuesday that the pothole was fixed, but in a statement issued on Wednesday, March 4 it clarified the situation saying the repair will take place next week.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “We’re aware of this pothole just off the A15 on the B1191 and expect it to be repaired early next week.

“Wet and frosty weather over recent months has led to an increase in the number of potholes being reported across the county, but our teams are currently working through these.

“Although we have people actively inspecting our highways, it’s impossible for our officers to be aware of every single issue on the 5,500 miles of road we maintain.

“So we actively encourage people to report any issues on our roads online at fixmystreet.lincolnshire.gov.uk or by ringing 01522 782070.”

The pot hole has caused problems for several people.

Louise, who works for a waste management company, previously told The Lincolnite: “I got a warning sign on the dashboard about low tyre pressure. I wasn’t far from where I was going and made it there. My brother-in-law then took a look at it and he thought it had cracked the shock casing.

“You cannot see the pothole until you’ve almost gone over it. It caused the car to shake as it went out of the pothole.”

Louise now has a flat tyre that won’t pump.

It caused the car to have a flat tyre and Louise also thinks it had possibly cracked the alloy and shock casing. She took the car to a garage on Tuesday morning to get an assessment of the damage and a quote for the repair, as well as having to cancel some work meetings.

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