Residents in Wragby have hit back at claims that roadworks were causing havoc and insisted: “It’s not that bad.”
Lincolinshire County Council started a 12-week programme of improvements on the A158 at Wragby’s main cross-roads 10 days ago.
The B1202 to Market Rasen was closed and that led to a several complaints from businesses and homeowners.
Many people said they were unaware the roadworks were set to start and the owner of one new DIY business said they were worried about their future.
The county council defended the works, saying the current road surface had reached the end of its life and needed urgent repairs.
Now, some residents have come out in support of the council.
One resident, who lives in Victoria Street, asked not be named but said: “It’s not as bad as has been made out.
“We were told the work should actually have been done last year but the council ran out of money. People know it was going to be repaired.”
Apart from replacing the worn out road surface, the improvements will also see new traffic lights installed, reducing congestion.
Three new pedestrian crossings will be introduced and a footpath alongside the Market Place will be widened to make it more accessible for people with prams or reduced mobility.
The council stresses work will be suspended during public holidays and that the actual re-surfacing will take place at night.
Ian Rogers, who lives in Horncastle Road, said: “There have been a few more delays but if the work does lead to improvements it has got to be worth it.
“The council is on a hammering to nothing. If they left the road in the same state, people would have complain.”