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£3m repair fund is unveiled for roads

Potholes on Ribby Road in Wrea Green one of a series of roads which will have work carried out on them over the next year.

Potholes on Ribby Road in Wrea Green one of a series of roads which will have work carried out on them over the next year.

Transport bosses have today unveiled its plans for investing £3m in the roads in Fylde and Wyre.

Over the next year, Lancashire County Council intends to spend £56m improving the region’s roads and a wish-list of upgrades shows how it plans to use the money to keep the county’s transport network running.

The total investment includes £23m to be divided between each borough council in Lancashire, of which Wyre is set to receive £1.8m and Fylde will get £1.25m.

The maintenance work includes resurfacing roads, improving footways and flood prevention measures.

Coun John Fillis (pictured), cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Our roads and footpaths are the lifeblood of our community – we all take them for granted.

“If they weren’t there we wouldn’t be able to get to hospitals, we wouldn’t be able to get to see friends. It would be absolute chaos.

“They are an economic driver and connect us, not just across the region but right throughout the country.

“At a time when we are seeing unprecedented government cuts to our budget, it is more important than ever to ensure we are working to improve the lives of ordinary people in our county.”

The projects form the first phase of the council’s long-term plan for Lancashire and Coun Fillis said he hopes to “squeeze as much money as possible” out of the budget in future years.

Coun Lorraine Beavers, who represents Fleetwood West, said: “This is great news for our area. I especially welcome resurfacing projects on Mowbray Road and Macbeth Road. I know that local residents have been campaigning for years about the state of surfacing in this area. I’m glad that we have been able to help finally get this sorted.”

“I know that the condition of our highways are extremely important to local residents.

“The plans show a clear commitment to improve infrastructure on the Fylde.”

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Where the money is going...

FYLDE

A585 Kirkham Bypass, surface dressing, £47,503

Blackpool Road, prepatch and surface dressing, £10,718

A583 Kirkham Bypass, surface dressing, £68,208

Heyhouses Lane, surfacing, £126,672

Durham Avenue. carriageway reconstruction £33,130

St Albans Road, surface course carriageway area, £36,052

Ilkley Avenue, carriageway reconstruction £30,024

Pegs Lane, surface dressing £14,616

Division Lane, surfacing, £40,621

Calder Close, Kirkham, reconstruct footways £44,213

Upper Westby Street, Lytham, reconstruct south footway £26,796

Pavements on Poulton Street, Kirkham, £30,451

Heyhouses Lane, retread, £63,336

Ribby Road, surfacing, £25,334

Lighting column replacements across Fylde £218,761

Ribby Road, Wrea Green, drainage/flood relief £15,015

Chain Lane, drainage/flood relief £15,015

Bamber’s Lane, Blackpool, drainage/flood relief £15,015

School Lane, Newton with Clifton, drainage/flood relief £12,012

South View, Kirkham, drainage s/flood relief £22,523

Bambers Lane, off School Road, Westby, drainage/flood relief £10,511

Lower Ballam bridge, strengthening £10,000

Cattle Creep bridge, maintenance 14 £50,000

Woodlands Road Railway bridge, £25,000

Skew Ansdell Railway, Blackpool Road, completion of maintenance scheme £164,000

Clifton Drive South pelican by St Paul’s Avenue, £15,435

Inner Promenade refuge by St Pauls Avenue £15,435

WYRE

Rossall Lane, Fleetwood, carriageway resurfacing, drainage works and patching, £54,811

Poulton Road, Poulton, carriageway resurfacing, £94,646

Park Lane, Preesall, carriageway resurfacing, £103,987

Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood, carriageway resurfacing, £192,444

Parkside Lane, Garstang, carriageway resurfacing, £34,104

West Way, Fleetwood, carriageway resurfacing £129,712

Moss Lane, Myerscough, surface dressing, £22,108

Higher Lane, Nether Wyresdale, surface dressing, £42,874

Longhouse Lane, Bleasdale, retread£56,028

Avenue Road, Poulton, full footway reconstruction £100,857

An alternative to the full footway reconstruction on Cumberland Avenue, Cleveleys, is being considered £118,147

Macbeth footway, Fleetwood £97,440

Mowbray footway, Fleetwood £42,631

Garstang Road/Hardhorn Road junction, pedestrian crossing £18,522

Lighting column replacements across Wyre £295,593

Stanah Road, Thornton, drainage/flood relief £37,538

Ainspool, Churchtown, drainage/flood relief £22,523

Stricklands Lane, Stalmine, drainage/flood relief £12,012

New Lane, Carleton, drainage/flood relief £18,018

Whitehorse Railway bridge, strengthening scheme £50,000

Sallom bridge, maintenance £42,700

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