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Lincolnshire County Council to complete £6 million resurfacing project across the county including in Stamford, Bourne, Spalding and Grantham





A council is promising smoother roads with the launch of a summer £6 million resurfacing project, covering 177 miles across the county.

This summer Lincolnshire County Council’s highways team will be visiting 227 streets in the county, as part of its biggest ever resurfacing project.

Twenty-six-thousand tonnes of material will be used to surface dress the roads.

Surface dressing being completed by Lincolnshire County Council crews
Surface dressing being completed by Lincolnshire County Council crews

The repair method includes laying small stone chips and binding them with tar. Once the stones are bedded in it makes the surface more level and adds another 10 years on a road’s life.

Richard Fenwick, head of highways service at the council, described the scheme as getting ‘more life out of a road at a lot less cost’.

“It’s such an efficient way of improving a road that it ends up costing about a tenth of what we’d have to spend on other techniques,” he said.

Surface dressing being completed by Lincolnshire County Council crews
Surface dressing being completed by Lincolnshire County Council crews

“It’s faster too, on a good day we can put down around 30,000 square metres of surface which is the same as 154 Wimbledon tennis courts.

“We don’t always need a full road closure to do this, either – which really saves on traffic disruption.”

In total, 177 miles of Lincolnshire roads will be getting the stone chip makeover – which is enough to cover a road running from Lincoln to Bristol.

Surface dressing being completed by Lincolnshire County Council crews
Surface dressing being completed by Lincolnshire County Council crews

To lessen the environmental impact 10,000 tonnes of recycled material will be used, which comes from sweepings of loose chippings from last season’s works.

Highways crews will get rolling next Monday (July 8), with the project expected to run through to the end of August. If there are periods of rain or extreme heat this could be extended.

A map of the works across Lincolnshire
A map of the works across Lincolnshire

The roads which are being resurfaced are:

Addlethorpe bypass

Pilham Lane, Aisby

Goltho Road, Apley

Howell Fen Drove, Asgarby

Millthorpe Lane, Aslackby

A607 Grantham Road, Belton

Main Road, Benniworth

Meadow View, Benniworth

Folkingham Road, Billingborough

A52 Sleaford Road, Boston

Sheriff Way, Boston

Robin Hood’s Walk, Boston

Marian Road, Boston

Sherwood Ave, Boston

Ashlawn Drive, Boston

Station Approach / Station Street / Lincoln Lane, Boston

Fernleigh Way, Boston

Princess Anne Road ,Boston

Queen’s Road, Bourne

Charles Close, Bourne

Ancaster Road, Bourne

Stanley Street, Bourne

Dyke Drove, Bourne

North Causeway / Delph Road Branston, Booths

Lincoln Road Brant, Broughton

Mill Lane Brant, Broughton

A46 Grimsby Road, Cabourne

Rawlinson Avenue, Caistor

Risedale, Caistor

Westwold Road, Caistor

B6403 High Dike, Caythorpe

A52 Chapel Road, Chapel St Leonards

Rose Cottage Lane, Coleby

A151 Bourne Road, Colsterworth

A151 (A1 flyover), Colsterworth

Dogdyke Road, Coningsby

Ings Lane, Covenham

Martin’s Road, Crowland

Peterborough Road, Crowland

A16 Cowbit / Crowland Bypass, Crowland

Main Street, Denton

Dunsby Drove, Dunsby

Marden Hill, East Keal

Gaysfield Road / Cut End Road, Fishtoft

Church Green Road, Fishtoft

Priory Road, Fishtoft

Eastgate / Hall Gate / Church Gate / Proudfoot Lane / Bens Gate Road, Fleet Hargate

A15 Mareham Lane, Folkingham To Aslackby

Chapel Lane, Foston

A16 Fotherby Bypass, Fotherby

North Elkington Lane, Fotherby

Thornimans Lane, Frampton

Church View / Shore Road, Freiston

Cranberry Lane, Friskney

Dawsmere Road / Church Street / Marsh Road / Guys Head Road / West Bank Road / New Road, Gedney Drove End

B1359 Marsh Road, Gedney Dyke

Dawsmere Road / Sots Hole Bank Road, Gedney Marsh

Chopdike Drove, Gosberton Clough

Sandon Close, Grantham

The Knoll, Grantham

Hatcliffe Close, Grantham

Ravendale Close, Great Gonerby

B1394 Heckington Road, Great Hale

A158 Gunby Dual Westbound, Gunby

Cliff Road, Hackthorn

A155 Hagnaby, Hagnaby

A157 Lincoln Road, Hainton

Rimes Lane, Haltham

The Drift, Harlaxton to Barrowby

Kyme Road, Heckington

Vicarage Lane, Helpringham

Chapel Lane, Helpringham

School Lane, Helpringham

Hemswell Lane / Church Lane, Hemswell

Park Lane, Holbeach

Edinburgh Walk, Holbeach

The Hollies, Holbeach

Chestnut Avenue, Holbeach

Lime Grove, Holbeach

Silver Street, Holton Le Clay

A46 Holton Road, Holton Le Moor

A52 Holland Road, Horbling / Swaton

A158 Jubilee Way, Horncastle

Ingham Lane, Ingham

Anchor Lane, Ingoldmells

A157 Louth Road, Legbourne

A46 Lincoln Bypass (Westbound), Lincoln

A57 Saxilby Road, Lincoln

Old Pond Close, Lincoln

Rivermead, Lincoln

Fen Road, Little Hale

B1394 Main Road, Little Hale

Alvingham Road, Louth

A16 Louth Bypass, Louth

Alexander Drive, Louth

Burton Court, Louth

Queens Court, Louth

Quorn Gardens, Louth

Stewton Lane, Louth

A631 Caistor Road, Market Rasen

Martin North Drove, Martin

Daws Gate, Moulton

Red Cow Drove, Moulton Marsh

Washdyke Lane, Nettleham

Newstead Lane, Newstead near Stamford

Mill Lane, Newstead near Stamford

Fleetway, North Cotes

A1434 Newark Road, North Hykeham

Gulham Road North, Owersby

Eagle Road, North Scarle

Spalford Road, North Scarle

Chapel Lane / Swinderby Road, North Scarle

Spalford Road, North Scarle

A16 Main Road, North Thoresby

A16 North Thoresby, North Thoresby to Waithe

A631 Willingham Hill, North Willingham

A15 London Road, Osbournby

High Street, Osbournby

North Street, Osbournby

Highfield Close, Osbournby

Benniworth Road, Panton

B1356 Spalding Road, Pinchbeck

B1356 Surfleet Road / Church Street, Pinchbeck

Barff Road, Potterhanworth

A16 Kenwick Bar, Raithby Cum Maltby

Blackey Lane, Revesby

Aswardby Road, Sausthorpe

Kirton Road, Scotter

Susworth Road, Scotter

High Street / Scotter Road / Eastgate / Kirton Road Scotter, Scotton

Northorpe Road, Scotton and Northorpe

A158 Thunkers Hollow, Scrafield

Whattons Close, Sedgebrook

Church Lane, Sedgebrook

Abbey Lane, Sedgebrook

Psalter Lane, Skendleby

Fishtoft Road, Skirbeck / Fishtoft

Mareham Lane, Sleaford

Ancaster Drive, Sleaford

Harvest Way, Sleaford

Moor Lane, Sotby

Main Road, Sotby

Thornton Road, South Kelsey

B1395 Wood Lane, South Kyme

Horseshoe Road, Spalding

Carrington Road, Spalding

Woolram Wygate, Spalding

A16 Main Road, Spilsby

Hill Road, Springthorpe

Kingthorpe Road, Stainfield

Roman Bank, Stamford

Surfleet Bank / Newland Road, Surfleet

Woods Lane (The Drayton), Swineshead

A16 London Road, Tathwell / Hallington

Thorpe Road, Tattershall

Sandy Lane, Tealby

Holton Road, Tetney

B1190 Main Road, Thimbleby

B1225, Caistor High Street, Thoresway

Thoresway Bridleway, Thoresway

Thornton Road, Thornton Le Moor

Spanby Lane, Threekingham

Thorpe Tilney Drove, Timberland

A16 Bluestone Heath Road, Ulceby

Common Lane, Upton / Heapham

B1178 Mere Road, Waddington

B1189 High Street, Walcott

Mill Lane, Welbourn

B1196 - Alford Road, Well

Ryland Road, Welton

Cliff Road, Welton

Eagle Drive, Welton

Old Fendike Road, Weston Hills

Chapel Hill, Whaplode Drove

Broadgate, Whaplode Drove

Back Bank, Whaplode Drove

Cranesgate, North Whaplode St Catherine

Temple Garth, Willoughton

Surface dressing being completed by Lincolnshire County Council crews
Surface dressing being completed by Lincolnshire County Council crews

What will happen during the works:

Road studs moved prior to work starting

Residents affected will receive a leaflet

All ironwork will be masked, including gullies and manhole covers

Surface dressing happens – which includes a layer of bitumen followed by one or two layers of aggregate which is compacted down to be level and pushed into place.

All sites are protected by a 20mph advisory speed limit, which helps the dressing sit better on the layer underneath

Sweeping will begin between 24 to 48 hours later with a second sweep seven to 10 days after that to remove the loose chips. Later in the year, after 13 weeks, a further sweep happens followed by another in winter

Road markings and road studs will be reinstalled within 28 days of completion

Warning to look out for scammers

While the surface dressing works are happening there are people looking to take advantage of residents across the county.

Reports have been made of people being approached by supposed ‘crews’ who claim to be working in the area carrying out surface dressing.

They say they have finished their job and have ‘leftover’ materials, which they offer to use to cover a private driveway for cash-in-hand.

Mr Fenwick said: “This is a complete scam and simply doesn’t happen with any works we carry out.

“The truth is that our contractors work with very little waste in the first place and all loads that go out from a depot, and then back again - should there be any extra material left over for whatever reason – are logged so that nothing like this can happen.

“Anyone claiming to have left-over material and willing to do a job privately for cash-in-hand is not being truthful. Our working practices don’t allow for the type of situation they are suggesting.”

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is investigating after receiving reports of a company touting for business by claiming to be working for the county's highways team.

Senior trading standards officer, Sally Gray, said: "Residents should take care to research any company before agreeing to contract them for any work.

“In this case, especially if they are responsible for a community facility – like a local sports club – or a town or parish council in the south of the county, as these seem to be the main targets."



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