Lincolnshire road repair priorities drawn up

A list of 42 priority Lincolnshire roads to be strengthened to protect against potholes has been released.

The county council received an extra £6.2m from the government after severe winter weather caused particular damage to highways in the county.

Officials said the list, which includes six parts of the A17, was based on safety inspections.

Repair schemes, some of which are already under way, will include patching and complete resurfacing.

Paul Coathup, assistant director for highways and transportation, said: "As well as filling potholes, we'll also be using the money to reduce the chances of them reappearing by repairing and strengthening some of our busy and key routes ahead of next winter.

"This will mean that they are stronger and in a better position to cope with the freeze-thaw process which results in potholes so any subsequent damage should be less significant."

Other roads on the list include five sections of the A52 and six sections of the A15.

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