‘Victory’ for Ely man over state of busy main road

Potholes in Lynn Road, Ely. Picture: Steve Williams.

Potholes in Lynn Road, Ely. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

An Ely resident who was “doing battle” with Cambridgeshire County Council over the state of a busy road says he has scored victory.

Potholes in Lynn Road, Ely. Picture: Steve Williams.

Potholes in Lynn Road, Ely. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Kevin Morley, of Gilbert Scott Drive, said that a series of potholes in Lynn Road had been repaired by the county council – almost three months after he first highlighted the problem to officials.

Mr Morley said: “On Friday, April 10, the county council repaired all the potholes I had complained about in Lynn Road so driving down Lynn Road is now a much more pleasant experience.”

Mr Morley’s battle started in January when he noticed a stretch of road from just before Deacons Lane to just past the turning into John Amner Close (heading out of the city) was “riddled with potholes.”

He reported the issue to the council on-line but had to chase-up at the beginning of March when he heard nothing back.


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He received a letter from the county council’s highways officer James Rigney explaining the potholes did not meet the council’s ‘intervention criteria’, leaving him flummoxed.

And the situation was further confused when he another council officer, Steve Alexander, told Mr Morley the situation was known to the council and a bid was being made to get the stretch of Lynn Road resurfaced.

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But, at the end of last week, contractors moved in to repair the road and Mr Morley said he was “pleased” that the council had reviewed its decision.

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