Councillor hits out at shoddy road repairs in Coningsby and Tattershall

Colin Mair surveys the dangerous road just outside Coningsby EMN-150119-143233001
Colin Mair surveys the dangerous road just outside Coningsby EMN-150119-143233001
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A county councillor has slammed the authority over the state of road repairs in the Coningsby and Tattershall area.

Councillor Colin Mair, the leader of UKIP at County Hall, says was one of the worst roads is at Hawthorne Hill, near Dogdkye, where a motorist was killed just a few weeks ago.

Coun Mair told the News: “This road had a tragic accident where a young man drove into the very deep ditch at the side of the road, to be discovered by his mother the following morning.

“While we were talking about the poor repair recently, a taxi driver drove into the ditch. Luckily he was unharmed.

“The council supposedly closed this road in September to carry out resurfacing and you should see the result. It’s worse than ever.

“There is a deep rut down the centre and a steep drop off at the edges where a wheel can be grabbed and a vehicle thrown into a 10 foot deep ditch.

“The response from Highways is that this repair is appropriate for the type of road.

“If repairs were done properly in the first place, we would not need to go back again and again, wasting the bit of money in the budget.

“There is a phrase in the Quality Systems world, “Right First Time”. It’s about time we introduced the concept of quality systems to the county council.

“And, all this from a council which admits repair crews scrutinise their own work.”