Speedy work brings in £2.5m for county’s roads

The funding will be spent on our roads.
The funding will be spent on our roads.

Efficient working on highway projects has made it possible to create a £2.5m Local Priority Response Fund for the county’s roads.

This new fund is part of Lancashire County Council’s ambition to bring roads, streetlights and bridges into a better condition.

The £2.5m fund is intended to support the 15-year Transport Asset Management Plan, which has already shown results with fewer potholes and other defects now being found per kilometre on A, B and C-class roads.

The funding for each district was decided based half on the population and half on an assessment of the condition of the roads in each area.

The Lancaster district will receive £286,449 from the fund.

The funding was agreed by County Coun John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport.

Coun Fillis 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.”