Metal railings along a roundabout in Grantham, Lincolnshire, are set to be replaced by cast-iron bollards after being damaged by an out-of-control truck, a recent news report on the matter was able to reveal.
The metal barriers on the junction of Sankt Augustin Way and Barrowby Road were crumpled by the lorry late one evening in July.
However, four months after they were destroyed, the railings are yet to be replaced. Lincolnshire County Council’s area highways manager Mark Heaton has explained the reason for the delay in repairs. He said: “The guide rails helped guide pedestrians to an appropriate crossing point but their structure didn’t offer any protection from the road.
“We are planning to replace them with cast-iron bollards which will be more aesthetically-pleasing as well as easier and less expensive to maintain.
“These bollards are currently being made and we will schedule the repairs as soon as possible.”
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