DOZENS of East Lancashire roads have been earmarked for repairs after Lancashire County Council recieved a £2.28m windfall from the Department for Transport to tackle ‘severe weather damage’.
The Ribble Valley and Burnley will both benefit handsomely from the pot, with investment worth £283,000 and £225,000 respectively.
The county council has drawn up a Transport Asset Management Plan (TAMP) to prioritise the roads most in need of work, with potholes will be among the main problems to be targeted.
Hyndburn will receive £204,000, Pendle £166,000, and Rossendale £149,000 from the DfE, which has provided £140m nationally to address highways issues caused by bad weather.
In Ribble Valley, work will take place on the outskirts of Clitheroe between Cow Ark Road and Twitter Lane, Knowles Brow, in Hurst Green, Mitton Road, in Whalley, and Trough Road, in Dunsop Bridge.
Burnley’s Belvedere Road, Cog Lane and Crown Point Road will also be upgraded, along with Red Lees Road and The Long Causeway, Cliviger.
The distribution of the money has been approved by County Coun David Borrow, LCC’s deputy leader.
In a report, the authority said: “This strategy strongly supports the DfT's philosophy that, 'prevention is better than cure'.
“In order to do this, the TAMP recommends that resources are used to address the deterioration of the local road network through preventative methods.
“The principles set out in the TAMP establish a countywide, needs based prioritisation approach to allocating resources.”
In Hyndburn, the A680 Whalley Road will receive extensive treatment, while New Lane, Oswaldtwistle, and Blackburn Road, Rishton, have also been allocated cash.
Red Lane and Keighley Road, in Colne, Bleara Road, in Earby, Skipton Road, in Barnoldswick, and Walverden Road, in Brierfield, are the Pendle roads which will benefit.
In Rossendale, Turnpike, in Newchurch, Todmorden Road, in Bacup, Bacup Road, in Waterfoot, Bury Road, in Edenfield, and Manchester Road, in Haslingden, are the roads affected.