Morecambe roads set for repair

Pot holes on Dallam Avenue, Morecambe
Pot holes on Dallam Avenue, Morecambe
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Miles of roads, streetlights and bridges are set to be repaired across Morecambe and Lancaster as part of a £23m county programme.

The repairs and improvements agreed by Lancashire County Council will take place across Lancashire in the next year.

A further £25m will be invested over the next three years as a result of successful bids to government for extra funding, which was announced by the Department for Transport.

From April, the county’s highways teams will begin laying fresh tarmac as part of a £16m investment in roads and pavements.

More ‘surface dressing’ repairs will be made to roads, which sees damaged areas patched, followed by a treatment to seal the surface.

A number of roads and footpaths in Morecambe will be resurfaced, including Hutton Crescent which will cost approximately £43,651.

A further £3m has been set aside to inspect and strengthen bridges, with £1m allocated for drainage schemes to help prevent flooding and a further £1m to replace aging streetlights.

Lancashire will also get a further £14.8m grant towards a £19.8m scheme to upgrade 67,000 streetlights with energy-saving LED lamps and replace 4,000 aging lighting columns. Part of this funding will also go towards providing around 150 extra charging points to encourage uptake of electric vehicles.

County Coun John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “It’s important that we make timely repairs, and people will see a lot of activity as the better weather arrives which allows us to carry out much of this essential work.”