Ormskirk Advertiser : 2020-07-23

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Thursday, July 23, 2020 The Advertiser 8 C OUNTY councillor­s say a major boost for West Lancashire’s highways will help bring more roads and footpaths into good condition, and repair damage caused by flooding earlier this year. The council gave priority to improving people’s journeys when setting its annual budget in February, agreeing to invest an extra £5m in renewing vital transport infrastruc­ture as part of an overall package totalling £33.4m. A £28.4m package of improvemen­ts was initially agreed, and the county council’s cabinet has now given the goahead for a further round of work using the extra £5m. Of that, £1.64m has been allocated to urgent repairs following damage caused by Storms Ciara and Dennis in February to prevent more disruption to communitie­s, reduce the risk of further deteriorat­ion to roads and structures, and to allow badly damaged roads to be reopened. A further £1.65m will be invested in improving more of the county’s busy A, B and C roads, as well as those in residentia­l areas, adding to £8.9m already allocated for these roads in February’s budget. ● Roads are prioritise­d for improvemen­t according to their condition, and this will allow the programme to be extended to preserve or replace more surfaces in need of repair. A further £713,192 will extend the programme to improve pavements, helping to prevent trips and slips. The council pledged £500,000 for preventing potholes on rural roads using a technique called spray injection patching. Machines use compressed air to clean debris from damaged areas before firing in an aggregate mix at high speed, creating a strong repair which prevents water getting in and causing further damage. And £500,000 will be invested in projects to address areas of deteriorat­ion on roads that are too extensive to be treated as potholes, but too small and localised to qualify as part of the programme geared towards treating the whole road. County Cllr Keith Iddon, cabinet member Late Availabili­ty FULL PRICE SALE PRICE DEPARTURE CODE TOUR NAME HOTEL DAYS SAVE 09/08/2020 16/08/2020 16/08/2020 22/08/2020 22/08/2020 23/08/2020 23/08/2020 23/08/2020 23/08/2020 26/08/2020 26/08/2020 26/08/2020 29/08/2020 30/08/2020 30/08/2020 30/08/2020 02/09/2020 06/09/2020 09/09/2020 09/09/2020 09/09/2020 12/09/2020 12/09/2020 13/09/2020 16/09/2020 20/09/2020 20/09/2020 23/09/2020 23/09/2020 27/09/2020 27/09/2020 27/09/2020 28/09/2020 28/09/2020 30/09/2020 30/09/2020 30/09/2020 30/09/2020 30/09/2020 30/09/2020 30/09/2020 351 216 351 155 195 216 264 368 432 5155 5171 5367 385 113 152 387 5387 207 5305 5365 5385 100 110 207 5110 307 352 5132 5205 112 202 217 5350 5433 5110 5155 5170 5195 5305 5350 5365 LLANDUDNO EASTBOURNE LLANDUDNO DARTMOOR & DEVON ISLE OF WIGHT EASTBOURNE BRESSINGHA­M & WROXHAM PORTMEIRIO­N & SNOWDONIA FORT WILLIAM EXMOUTH BOURNEMOUT­H WELSH SCENIC RAILWAYS PORTHCAWL ILFRACOMBE TORQUAY PORTHCAWL GARDENS OF SOUTH WALES BOGNOR REGIS BLACKPOOL CRICCIETH PORTHCAWL WESTON SUPER MARE ILFRACOMBE BOGNOR REGIS ILFRACOMBE BLACKPOOL LLANDUDNO NEWQUAY & EDEN PROJECT BOGNOR REGIS ILFRACOMBE ISLE OF WIGHT EASTBOURNE LLANDUDNO FORT WILLIAM ILFRACOMBE EXMOUTH BOURNEMOUT­H ISLE OF WIGHT BLACKPOOL LLANDUDNO CRICCIETH HYDRO QUEENS HYDRO CAVENDISH SHANKLIN QUEENS NEW BEACH GEORGE IV CROIT ANNA CAVENDISH DEVON TOWERS GEORGE IV SEABANK IMPERIAL REGINA SEABANK SEABANK ROYAL NORFOLK QUEENS GEORGE IIV SEABANK ANCHOR HEAD IMPERIAL ROYAL NORFOLK IMPERIAL QUEENS HYDRO ELIOT ROYAL NORFOLK IMPERIAL SHANKLIN QUEENS HYDRO CROIT ANNA IMPERIAL CAVENDISH DEVON TOWERS BAYSHORE QUEENS HYDRO GEORGE IV 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 5 5 5 8 7 7 7 5 7 5 5 5 8 8 7 5 7 7 5 5 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 £434 £474 £429 £449 £439 £474 £414 £389 £364 £269 £259 £294 £434 £374 £399 £399 £234 £409 £239 £264 £264 £379 £359 £379 £194 £334 £309 £199 £214 £269 £299 £304 £219 £214 £194 £209 £194 £199 £229 £214 £209 £419 £464 £419 £434 £424 £459 £404 £374 £349 £259 £249 £284 £419 £359 £384 £384 £224 £339 £229 £254 £254 £364 £349 £369 £184 £319 £294 £189 £204 £254 £289 £289 £209 £204 £184 £199 £184 £189 £219 £204 £199 £15 £10 £10 £15 £15 £15 £10 £15 £15 £10 £10 £10 £15 £15 £15 £15 £10 £10 £10 £10 £10 £15 £10 £10 £10 £15 £15 £10 £10 £15 £10 £15 £10 £10 £10 £10 £10 £10 £10 £10 £10 for highways and transport, said: “We know that keeping our roads in good condition is a real priority for residents and businesses because they support many aspects of everyday life and are vital to our economy. Ensuring COINS & MEDALS POSTCARDS, GOLD & SILVER Buying or selling? FREE valuations and advice from your local specialist dealer DAVID M. REGAN EST. 1983 25 Hoghton Street, Southport Tel: 01704 531266 (Entrance through Berkeley Shaw Agency) Open 10am-4pm Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat alfatravel.co.uk 01257 248052 For more amazing offers Visit or Call us T&C’s: Prices are per person Only available on NEW bookings. Not available in conjunctio­n with any other offer. Offer can be removed at any time and is subject to availabili­ty.

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