Lancashire Roads Improve as 10,000 Potholes Disappear
The county’s roads are back to good health and ready to face another winter, following several months of repair work by Lancashire County Council’s highway teams.
LCC repaired 10,000 potholes in the past six months and many old road surfaces got a fresh coat of tarmac to improve conditions.
Despite tougher budgets, the local council invested more into maintaining the roads. Local Lancashire roads become a high priority after one of the harshest winters on record in December last year.
These repairs should also reduce the number of road traffic accidents across Lancashire. So far, the council have spent £5m on highway maintenance. A, approximate £5m will be spent in 2012.
Tim Ashton, Cabinet member for highways and transport said: “Roads across the country have taken a real battering over recent winters. Though it has presented us with an ongoing challenge, we have made repairing them a real priority and invested accordingly.
“We’re on course to fix around 20,000 potholes by April, which is the same number as last year. However, our crews are now doing a better job as we’ve changed our approach to ensure 90% are permanently repaired on the first visit.”
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