Efficient working on other highway projects has made it possible to create a £2.5m Local Priority Response Fund for the county’s road network.
This new fund is part of Lancashire County Council’s ambition to bring roads, streetlights and bridges into a better condition.
A proportion of the new fund – £110,672 – will be used to improve the state of the Ribble Valley’s roads and pavements.
This £2.5m fund is intended to support the 15-year Transport Asset Management Plan (TAMP), 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 was agreed by County Councillor 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. 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.”
As part of this Priority Response Fund, county councillors will be involved in this process for making improvements to roads and pavements in their local areas.
The funding for each district was decided based 50% on the population and 50% on an assessment of the condition of the roads in each area.
The £2.5m will be split up by district. Burnley will received £210,360 , Chorley £217,266, Fylde £168,170, Hyndburn £188,511, Lancaster £286,449, Pendle £194,924, Preston £298,079, Rossendale £141,110, South Ribble £235,473, West Lancashire £220,118 and Wyre £228,869.