£4m to be spent on improving our roads

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A list of major road improvements – totalling almost £4 million – is to get under way in our area, highways chiefs have promised.

The Highways department at Lincolnshire County Council has announced an extensive programme for Skegness and surrounding areas.

As well as work to fix pot holes and resurfacing, a major overhaul of the A52 is set to take place. But motorists will have to show a little more patience, with the first of the work not coming until May.

During a visit to the town, Coun Colin Davie, vice-chairman of the Strategic Transport Board at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The East Coast plays a vital role in Lincolnshire’s tourism economy and we’ll be spending nearly £4 million improving the roads in Skegness and the surrounding area over the coming year. This will have a significant impact on the quality of road surfaces, as well as improve the overall look of the town.”

He was joined by Coun Richard Davies, executive member for Highways and Transportation at the county council, and Skegness Mayor Jim Carpenter.

Coun Davies insisted ‘money is spent evenly across the county’ with Coun Davie stating more than £50 million is spent each year on roads and infrastructure in Lincolnshire.

Coun Davie added: “We’ve now opened up a channel of communication with the public by releasing these figures and hope it reassures the people of Skegness they are getting their fair share. Let me be clear, although we don’t have a huge pot of money available to us, every single penny we get is spent fairly and evenly across Lincolnshire, as these figures confirm.”