Footpaths and pavements
The county council maintains 3,000 miles of footpaths, pavements or footways in Lincolnshire with extensive maintenance programmes:
- Patching may be carried out where sections of a footway have deteriorated but the whole area does not need replacing.
- Reconstruction is carried out when a more durable repair is required as it reduces the need for future maintenance works.
- Slurry sealing may be carried out as a low-cost alternative to reconstruction as it waterproofs the footway and can extend its life by up to 10 years.
The county’s footways are routinely inspected for faults by the county council but we rely on the public to report them too.
To find timescales for inspections and repairs, download the Highways Asset Management Plan.
We are only potentially liable for damage to vehicles or personal injury if we have been negligent, contravening Section 58 of the Highways Act 1980. If you wish to submit an insurance claim, call 01522 782070.
Visit the Countryside Access section of our website for information about Public Rights of Way.