Sealing the deal on road repairs for Rasen’s roads

Potholes are continuing to be a big talking point for people – even when they have been repaired

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Within days of the 40 or so pot holes in Market Rasen’s Church Street being reported , the county council’s highways department had arranged for action to be taken. However not all the work was done.

Town and district councillor Stephen Bunney, who highlighted the issue in last week’s Rasen Mail, was pleased to see action being taken, however he has questioned the standard of the repairs.

He said: “As you will see from the picture (above left) it is a temporary patch with unsealed sides.

“Surface water and some cold weather will soon enter the gaps and cause the repair to break up once again.

“I am assuming highways will soon return to complete the job to the correct standard and, at the same time, mend all the remaining holes.

“Let’s hope that it is soon!”

Coun Bunney says the repaired potholes need to be finished with a hard surface and sealed to be effective and sustainable.

He continued: “They should be like the repair in the second picture (above right) taken at the junction between Beechers Way and Linwood Road, where a high standard of finish is required by LCC Highways before they adopt the road from the developers.”

As previously reported, Coun Bunney is calling for a public meeting with the highways and transport portfolio holder, Coun Richard Davies to help address the ongoing issue.

Coun Bunney said: “I also pick up a lot of concern regarding speed, parking and the poor quality of road markings – all of which could be on the agenda of the public meeting as well.”