Roads miles better thanks to £5m boost

County Coun John Fillis
County Coun John Fillis
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Miles of roads across the county have been improved and maintained thanks to a £5m boost.

Lancashire County Council was awarded £4.9m earlier this year for highway repairs.

The county was one of the biggest winners after councils across the country were invited to make a bid for more funding to the Department for Transport (DFT) earlier this year.

The cash has added significantly to the existing £25.5m budget.

Resurfacing schemes carried out earlier this year include Heyhouses Lane in St Annes.

County Coun John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We’re taking a long term approach to road maintenance which recognises that it’s more cost-effective to keep good roads in good condition than focus on fixing the worst potholes first.

The extra money from the DfT has already allowed us to do considerably more maintenance with further work programmed to be done over the winter.”