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Dangerous Lincolnshire roads to receive safety improvements

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Nearly 80 kilometres of four of Greater Lincolnshire’s most dangerous roads will receive vital road safety upgrades.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has released £175 million nationally to upgrade some of the most hazardous local roads, where the risk of fatal and serious collisions is at its highest.

Sections of Greater Lincolnshire roads which will benefit from the extra funding are:

  • 27.5 kilometres of the A631 (road runs between Gainsborough and Louth in Lincolnshire)
  • 15.3 kilometres of the A1084 between Brigg and Caistor
  • 21.2 kilometres of the A161 (road runs from Beckingham, Nottinghamshire to Goole, Yorkshire, passing through Haxey, Epworth, Belton and Crowle in Greater Lincolnshire)
  • 15.6 kilometres of the A18 in North East Lincolnshire

Council unaware money was available

County councillor Richard Davies. Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

County councillor Richard Davies. Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Lincolnshire County Council was unaware that such government money was on offer.

Councillor Richard Davies, portfolio holder for highways, said: “Any extra money for improving our roads is always welcome, and we’ll be working hard to ensure Lincolnshire gets its fair share of the pot.

We weren’t aware that the government was making this money available, and we look forward to receiving further details on how the process will work.

“Once we have that information, we’ll be better placed to comment on what improvements can be made.”