Lincolnshire

Summer holiday roadworks in 963 Lincolnshire locations

Drivers in Lincolnshire will face road disruptions during the summer holidays as work is underway for almost a thousand repairs in the county.

Between now and September Lincolnshire County Council will be undertaking roadworks in 963 locations.

The council works alongside partners Kier, with Lincoln-based Minster Surfacing, who has seven teams working on the county’s roads throughout the summer, as a key member of the supply chain.

Photo: Minster Surfacing

Minster’s managing director, Bruce Spencer-Knott said: “When everyone else goes off for their summer holidays, we’re hard at work repairing roads across the county. This summer, we’re working on more roads than ever before. It’s a major undertaking, but we do our best to keep disruption to a minimum so we don’t spoil people’s holidays.

“We’ve been investing in cutting edge technology which means we can work better, quicker and more safely than ever before, we’re also making our roadworks much greener through recycling technology.

“We’re trialling the latest 3D scanning technology which means we can accurately measure the width and depth of road surfaces we need to lay without having to close roads as we’ve had to do in the past.

“We’re trialling the use of recycled plastic as a binding agent for pothole and patch repair and we’re recycling 50% of the material we remove from old road surfaces, cutting our carbon footprint dramatically.”

Ariel view of freshly laid road. Photo: Minster Surfacing

Executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, Councillor Richard Davies, added: “Planning almost a thousand roadworks across two months sounds like a lot, but summer really is the best time for us to repair most roads across the county.

“Obviously, the roadworks will affect some people and I apologise to those people who’ll be inconvenienced by them, but this work has to be done we’re all working hard to keep disruption to a minimum.

“With companies like Kier and Minster Surfacing using the latest technologies, we can keep the county moving while ensuring we have high quality roads that will last for years to come.”

A full list of Lincolnshire County Council roadworks for 2018 can be downloaded here.