Lincoln road surfacing firm preparing for green pothole crackdown

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A road surfacing firm in Lincolnshire is getting ready repair thousands of potholes in the new year using green technology.

While pothole repair is a year-round task across Lincolnshire’s 5,500 miles of roads, the cold, wet weather means that many more potholes are likely to appear on the roads by the end of winter.

Lincolnshire-based firm, Minster Surfacing has been hired to work on potholes in the new year using green tools and techniques.

Minster works alongside Kier and Lincolnshire County Council to repair roads across the county and preparations are well underway for them to fix as many faults as possible when they emerge.

Helping to fund the pothole repair programme is £13.7 million in funding that was made available to Lincolnshire County Council in November’s budget as well as the £50 million that the authority spends on highway maintenance every year.

Managing director of Minster Surfacing, Bruce Spencer-Knott said: “Potholes are an unfortunate consequence of the cold wet weather, but we’ve been investing in the latest technology and techniques so we can work quicker, more efficiently and with a reduced impact on the environment without compromising quality.

“Our machines are ready, our teams are prepared; we’re ready to strike and get those potholes fixed and patches repaired.”

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council added: “We always work hard to address potholes with the resources we have but as we get closer to the end of winter, more of them are likely to appear.

“The bulk of the work will begin once the worst of the winter weather has passed, and although we won’t be able to fix every pothole as soon as they appear, motorists can be assured that we’re using all our resources as effectively and as efficiently as possible when they’re reported to us.

“We aren’t waiting for a problem to develop before we tackle it, we’re working preemptively to make sure we’re ready to get potholes fixed quickly.

“It’s great to see so many green innovations being used by Minster Surfacing on Lincolnshire’s roads to help them work more sustainably and to a very high standard.”