Why are the roads in neighbouring rural counties so much better than those in Lincolnshire. I drive regularly along as route that takes me through a part of Rutland - you can tell at once when you cross the county boundary as the Rutland roads are so much smoother and better maintained - no potholes, for a start. Ditto Norfolk - the contrast with Lincolnshire's disintegrating roads is stark. Even Leicestershire roads are not quite so bad.