A section of the A158, near Lincoln, is to be awarded Grade I listed status due to it’s ‘near perfect’ state of preservation.
A spokeswoman for Lincolnshire Highways Agency, Vanessa McAdam, told a news conference this morning, “we’ve checked with all the other Agencies in the U.K. and this 100m stretch of road near Wragby is in an outstanding state of preservation. We really can’t explain it - after all, it’s a very busy road, but unlike every other road in Britain, there are no potholes, patches, sunken drain covers or collapsed kerbs. It’s in such a remarkably good state, we’ve closed the road and we’re going to dig it up to see what special methods the builders used to achieve this. Also, it was attracting so many tourists and nostalgia buffs, the traffic was wearing out all the other roads in the area.”
Bob Peters, of the ‘Save the smooth bit of the A158’ Campaign, said, “It’s amazing - you drive down it in an ordinary car, and your teeth are still in their sockets when you get to the end of it, and there’s no headache. It’s just like motoring used to be, in the days before we paid 90% tax on our fucking petrol.”
Tragically, Miss McAdam was later killed when her Range Rover was swallowed by a pothole on the A153 near Coningsby.