Fylde MP’s delight at upgrade for road surface

Fylde MP Mark Menzies
Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Lytham’s main shopping street is to be re-surfaced following months of patch-up repairs.

Engineers from Lancashire County Council’s highways department will work on Clifton Street, between Station Road and Park Street, from June 25 to July 12.

The road will remain open to traffic during the day, closing between 6pm and 6am for work to continue each night.

County officers confirmed the date to Fylde MP Mark Menzies after he wrote three times to the authority demanding action over the crumbling road surface. Mr Menzies (inset) said: “I’m really pleased to see Lancashire County Council finally listen to the calls I have been making about the state of Clifton Street.

“I wrote to shopkeepers along the road to say I would not stand for any more temporary repairs, and I am glad to see county engineers now agree the road needs resurfacing.”

Phil Durnell, the county council’s head of highways, wrote: “I would like to assure you that maintenance of the highway network, so users can use the county’s network safely, is an ongoing priority for the county council. We had work scheduled to start on June 18 but are rescheduling as it would have clashed with Lytham Club Day.”