A ‘WAR on potholes’ has been launched after millions of pounds are to be poured into resurfacing and improving the roads of Chorley.

Cllr Andrew Snowden, lead member for highways and transport at Lancashire County Council, made that statement as the county council announced £1.6million of resurfacing and major improvement works to Chorley’s roads.

At the same time a county-wide ‘fighting fund’ for pothole repairs, totalling over £10million, was announced by County Hall. It will focus on faster responses to repairs and doing more patching up of sections of road rather than just repairing individual potholes.

Cllr Snowden said: “First and foremost this is just really good news for people across Chorley as scores of roads are set to be resurfaced over the next 12months and there is much more money available for pothole repairs”.

“The Conservatives pledged that we would make more money available for roads in Lancashire if we won control and having been in power only a matter of months we are reversing Labour’s cuts and have already committed an additional £10million. People pay their taxes and they want their roads repairing and we will be getting on with just that – a war on Chorley’s potholes”.

Amongst the roads to be resurfaced include: Bolton Road, Duke Street, Clifford Street, Long Lane, Chester Place, Drinkhouse Road, Windsor Road, Eaves Green Road, Wigan Road, Town Lane, Cedar Field, Wigan Road Euxton, Cotswold Avenue, Bredon Avenue, Whins Lane, Great Greens Lane, Sandy Lane, Bournes Row, Woodfield, Hill House Lane.