Lincs County Council has started a three month schedule of innovative work set to repair approximately 19km of unclassified roads across the county and save the authority approximately £1m on traditional methods.
The authority has developed an’ in-situ road recycling’ process for unclassified roads which not only quickly repairs damage such as pot holes and crumbling on large stretches of road, it also recycles excess material from highways projects on major roads in the county.
The work will be undertaken on 29 sections of unclassified, pot hole damaged road across the county with work taking between one and four days at each site.
There will be road closures in place at each site, but access will be maintained.
Between now and the start of August works will take place on sections of Lowlands in Saxby, Dairy Lane in Blyborough and Wood Lane in Northorpe amongst many others.
Area Highways Manager, Mark Heaton, who is the county lead on this work, said: “The speed of which we can carry out this work reduces disruption to motorists but has a big impact on the local road network and economy.”
“We effectively crush the top section of the road, mix it with material taken from major road works elsewhere in the county, a binding material and chippings and then re-shape the road, eliminating pot holes and creating a better road structure.”
“We can then surface this new section of road.”