Motorists fury over potholes plaguing Morecambe and Lancaster

Pot holes on Balmoral Road, Morecambe
Pot holes on Balmoral Road, Morecambe
  • Lancashire County Council given an additional £5m last June to fix roads
  • £1.1m to spent on preservative treatments
  • £500k to permanently fix worn potholed areas
  • £2.7m to completely resurface and reconstruct worn sections
  • £600k fix pavements

Motorists are being driven potty over the state of the roads.

Road-users and cyclists are reaching tipping point as they struggle to cope with the number of potholes which are plaguing the towns streets.

Pot holes on Dallam Avenue, Morecambe

Pot holes on Dallam Avenue, Morecambe

Last June Lancashire County Council announced an additional £5m was awarded to help fix the roads across the region yet many potholes still exist.

Many people took to social media to express their anger with some admitting the resort is “cracking up under the wheels.” Balmoral Road, Lancaster Road and Northgate on White Lund were among many areas mentioned.

Phil Forster commented on Facebook: “The place is cracking up under the wheels. It has got so bad in places that people are driving to avoid them.”

Ruth Stevens said: “The prom in front of the Midland is awful, not what we want people to experience on a trip to Morecambe.

“Parts of Oxcliffe Road haven’t been resurfaced and are down right dangerous!”

Lancashire County Council is due to complete road-surfacing work by April.

The work includes: £1.1m for preservative treatments where a layer of tar and chippings is used to seal and waterproof the surface, £500k to permanently fix worn and potholed areas using large patches, £2.7m to completely resurface and reconstruct worn sections, and £600k to fix pavements.

You can report a pothole via Lancashire County Council at www.lancashire.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-travel/fault-search.aspx.