Roads in Preston and South Ribble to be repaired after Storm Ciara and Dennis damage

Posted on - 10th May, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Politics, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Pic: Crispin Robinson High water at Broughton during Storm Ciara

Urgent repairs to roads and pathways across Lancashire are to take place in the next six months.


Lancashire County Council is set to sign off £1.63million in repairs across the county including in Preston and South Ribble.

A report to the county council’s cabinet outlines the damage caused by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis in February.

Council officers estimate a total of £4.7m in repairs is needed with a number of them classed as urgent and needing to be undertaken straight away.

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Major drainage works are needed in South Ribble at Bells Lane in Hoghton.

A culvert over Black Brook has seen a partial collapse of the road.

Officers say this will cost £110,565 to repair.

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Oakenclough Road out near Beacon Fell is one of the roads needing urgent work.

At the junction adjacent to Bleasdale Lane the carriageway has deteroriated due to the volume of water.

The county council has estimated it will cost £6,143 to repair.

A total of £5m was set aside by the county council for emergency highways repairs so will be used for the work.

You can see the full list of roads and bridges due for repairs across Lancashire on the county council website.

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County councillors are due to hear the report into the highways repairs during a virtual meeting of the county council cabinet on Thursday (May 14) from 2pm.

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