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.”
Where the money is going...
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
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