February 11, 2022 5.03 pm

Emergency road closure on B1191 between Martin and Woodhall Spa for urgent repairs

Road closed for five days for essential repairs to sections of the road

Lincolnshire County Council has put an emergency road closure on the B1191 Martin South Drove, the route between Martin and Woodhall Spa, due to recent road surface damage that requires immediate attention.

A complete closure of the road from Woodhall Spa to Martin will be put in place from 6am on Monday, February 14. The works are planned to end at 6pm on Friday, February 18.

The closure is in response to recent potholes repeatedly appearing on the road. Whilst pothole teams have been carrying out repairs consistently over the past few months, the situation has now accelerated to the point where larger sections of the road need repairing.

Karen Cassar, assistant director of highways for Lincolnshire County Council said: “It’s rare that we have to put in a full closure on a road at such short notice, but in this particular case there is no other choice.

“The road has suffered a rash of potholes opening up and by closing the road we can carry out a more thorough type of repair than we would be able to with a short-term temporary traffic management system in place. The end result will mean that repairs will ultimately last longer and be more resilient to traffic flow.

“Whilst this closure is in place we would like to thank everybody concerned for their patience as the worst affected areas of the road are repaired.”