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Preston pothole blitz: Repair fund announced to improve city roads

Posted on - 17th December, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Roads, Transport

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Nearly £300,000 is to be spent on filling in potholes and improving Preston’s roads.

Lancashire County Council has announced £2.5 million is earmarked for what it is branding the Local Priority Response Fund.

Preston is to have the most spent on its road repairs with £298,079, South Ribble sees £235,473 pledged.

The county council say they decided how to spend the money based on population and assessing the condition of the roads in those areas.

County councillor John Fillis said a new system for identifying defects meant they were finding fewer problems on the roads – saving money on repairs.

He said: “I’m pleased that our effective ways of working have led to money being available to help invest in local roads and pavements in our county.

“This is due to the excellent work that has been done by our highways teams. Their prudent management has freed up £2.5m which will be reinvested back into Lancashire’s roads.

“We’re always working hard to improve the condition of roads and pavements, which affect people’s quality of life on a daily basis.”

Related: Black Bull Lane petition launched to have road resurfaced

No details have been released of which roads are to see repairs.

The county council has vowed to consult with county councillors for each area on which roads and pavements need improvements.

Where needs filling? What roads are in bad repair in Preston? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll get the list to the county council. Include your pics or drop us an email to contactus@blogpreston.co.uk

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