Lancaster motorists react to potholes

Pot holes on Balmoral Road, Morecambe
Pot holes on Balmoral Road, Morecambe
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Lancaster motorists are being driven potty over the state of the roads.

Road-users and cyclists are reaching tipping point as they struggle to cope with the number of potholes which are plaguing the towns streets.

Pot holes on Hala Road, Lancaster

Pot holes on Hala Road, Lancaster

Last June Lancashire County Council announced an additional £5m was awarded to help fix the roads across the region yet many potholes still exist.

Cable Street, Aldcliffe road and Lancaster Road were among many areas mentioned.

Many took to social media to express their anger over the holes which are popping around the city.

Mags Adams commented on Facebook: “They’re even more dangerous for cyclists - whether you go over it or swerve to avoid it!”

Pot holes on Carr House Lane, Lancaster

Pot holes on Carr House Lane, Lancaster

Jennifer Walker said: “I hit a really bad one on Lancaster Road near Sainsbury’s the other day, the noise my car made, luckily no damage.”

Lancashire County Council is due to complete road-surfacing work by April.

The work includes: £1.1m for preservative treatments, where a layer of tar and chippings is used to seal and waterproof the surface, £500k to permanently fix worn and potholed areas using large patches, £2.7m to completely resurface and reconstruct worn sections, and £600k to fix pavements.

Potholes can be reported at www.lancashire.gov.uk or by calling 0300 123 6701.