How coun­cil’s £5m will fix our roads

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we do all we can to sup­port our econ­omy has never been more im­por­tant as we fo­cus on the task of help­ing the county re­cover from the im­pact of the coro­n­avirus pan­demic.

“We have a long term plan to im­prove the con­di­tion of our roads, and sur­veys show they are grad­u­ally im­prov­ing due to con­tin­ual in­vest­ment over re­cent years.

“How­ever the win­ter weather al­ways presents a chal­lenge, and this year the floods we ex­pe­ri­enced in Fe­bru­ary had a par­tic­u­lar im­pact.

“We added £5m to this year’s bud­get to help deal with is­sues which emerge over the course of the year such as the flood dam­age, and ar­eas of lo­calised de­te­ri­o­ra­tion, to en­sure we can re­pair them in a timely way and pre­vent them get­ting any worse.”

He added: “The ex­tra fund­ing will help to pro­tect the in­vest­ment we’ve al­ready made in Lan­cashire’s roads and boost our ex­ist­ing main­te­nance pro­gramme to bring more of them into good con­di­tion.”

Storms and heavy rain worsen prob­lems on road sur­faces. Cllr Keith Id­don, be­low, said the county coun­cil has a long term plan to re­pair and im­prove lo­cal roads

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