Warning signs put up to highlight road dangers

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Raod safety campaigners are pleased signs warning drivers of the dangers of two rural roads have been erected.

Concerned over the number of accidents on Fodder Dyke Bank and Hobhole Bank, Eastville, Midville and New Leake Parish Council representatives have met with an officer of Lincolnshire County Council to explain their worries.

Fodderdyke Bank signs

Fodderdyke Bank signs

Residents had donated their own signs to warn drivers of the dangerous road and following the meeting official council ones were also erected – however, they say more needs to be done.

Parish councillor Christine Lockey said: “The signs are good. I think it will make people aware, but it doesn’t solve the condition of this piece of road.”

She said the visit came on a wet day which was ‘ideal for the meeting because it showed the poor condition of the roads’.

Lincolnshire County Council area highways manager Andy Ratcliffe, who visited the site, also felt the meeting went positively.

Fodderdyke Bank signs

Fodderdyke Bank signs

He said: “The meeting was very constructive and positive – it gave me the chance to inspect the roads and address the parish council’s concerns so that they can reassure local residents. Following the meeting, we have put up some additional warning signs as there is a section of the road that is currently settling.

“Our highways laboratory is looking into the cause of the settlement. In the longer term, we’re looking at options for treating the roads and how we can make the most of our investment in them.”

Concerned residents have also launched a petition to call for a fix to the roads.

Paper petitions are available atThe Duke of Wellington, the doctors surgery and the post office, in Stickney, and the post office van and village hall in New Leake.

The online petition is available on www.petitions24.com