Lincolnshire

Greater Lincolnshire handed over £3m to fill more than 50,000 potholes

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The government has awarded the Greater Lincolnshire region more than £3 million for urgent pothole repairs.

Funding released by the Department for Transport on Monday, November 28, is estimated to be enough to fill 57,000 potholes in the region.

Lincolnshire County Council was handed £2,482,000, which should allow them to fill 46,800 potholes.

North Lincolnshire Council received £380,000, enough for 7,200 pothole repairs, and North East Lincolnshire was awarded £160,000 to fill an estimated 3,000 potholes.

Lincolnshire County Council spent £30 million in 2015, which allowed them to fill over 100,000 potholes.

Earlier this year, the authority received £1.8 million from the government’s Pothole Action Fund, more than twice the amount of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

Councillor Richard Davies and Leader of Lincolnshire County Council Martin Hill. Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Councillor Richard Davies and Leader of Lincolnshire County Council Martin Hill. Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Councillor Richard Davies, responsible for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We know that good roads are a top priority for residents, which is why we not only invest heavily ourselves, but also lobby government for additional funding.

“I’m delighted that our efforts have resulted in this significant bonus for the county, which we’ll be sure to put to good use.

“I promise you we’ll do all we can to keep the county’s roads in the best possible condition with the cash that’s available.

“Getting the best out our roads will also help boost the Lincolnshire economy, so this is good news for everyone, not just motorists.”