Contractors not finished ‘terrible’ resurfacing job

Holbeach residents who are unhappy with a resurfacing job done in the town will be pleased to hear contractors will be going back.

Lincolnshire County Council’s highways department closed Hallgate on August 21 to carry out resurfacing works.

However town residents have been complaining saying the job hasn’t been done properly.

Brian Walsh said: “It beggars belief they have just resurfaced three bits of Hallgate.

“They resurfaced what I would say was the best part of this road and left a pot hole and a bad surface on the entrance to Oxford Gardens.

“Also there is a large dip in the road on Wignal’s Gate near a drain.

“Why resurface a good part of the road and leave these lumps, bumps and holes?”

Derek Coward, of Fen Road, agreed, saying: “They dumped a load of Tarmac near the allotments and used a roller to level it out.

“Why on earth didn’t they use it to fill in the massive pot holes that are still there?

“I use Hallgate regularly and they’ve done a terrible job”

In response to the complaints senior highways officer Sue Cooper, said: “We were making repairs to patches of the road in Hallgate on August 21 so that the road will be in a suitable condition to complete surface dressing here in the future.

“We successfully fixed most of the damaged parts but unfortunately we couldn’t repair the section at the entrance with Oxford Gardens, as low overhead electric cables meant that our contractor couldn’t work safely.

“Power cables are required to be at least 5.8 metres above the road so we have contacted Western Power Distribution to have these raised.

“Once this has been completed we can arrange to return and finish the job.”

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