£23m boost for the county’s road network

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The Labour Group on Lancashire County Council have announced plans this week to invest more than £23m in the region’s highways this year as the Labour-led authority sets out its commitment to maintaining and improving the state of the county’s roads, footpaths, cycleways, street lighting, bridges and road safety.

County Coun John Fillis, cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: “At a time when we are seeing unprecedented Government cuts made to our budget and local economy in Lancashire it is more important than ever to ensure that we are working to improve the lives of ordinary people in our county and the communities in which they live.

“This is the first stage of our improvement programme that will be part of the long term development in keeping with the masterplans we have put together to provide the people of Lancashire with a fully integrated transport system that works for them.”

Morecambe South County Counc Darren Clifford said: “The plans announced this week demonstrate a clear commitment to improving infrastructure in Morecambe, Lancaster and our surrounding towns and villages.

“I know that the condition of our roads, footpaths and cycle ways are key priorities for residents in both my division and throughout the area and we have secured nearly £3m through the Capital Programme to maintain and improve these over the next year.

“Despite the significant financial challenges facing the County Council in the next few years we have been working hard to make these projects happen and to continue our commitment to improving highways and community infrastructure for residents in Lancaster and Morecambe.”