£1million earmarked for making East Lancs roads safer

John Fillis

John Fillis

First published in News

COUNTY council highways bosses have confirmed that East Lancashire is set to share in a £1million fund to improve road safety over the next two years.

Two of the largest single schemes locally will see significant upgrades to the centre of Oswaldtwistle and a well-used stretch either side of the Nelson and Colne border.

Around £125,000 will be spent on engineering measures and improvements to pedestrian crossing facilities along Union Road and Market Street, in the Hyndburn town.

And another £86,000 has been earmarked for the A56 Leeds Road between Reedyford Road in Nelson and Whitewalls Drive in Colne, including new traffic signals and an anti-skid road surface.

County councillor John Fillis, highways cabinet member, said: “As a key member of the Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety, we've been working closely with partners including the police and fire service for many years to make our roads safer.

“And I'm glad to say many fewer people are killed and seriously injured on our roads now than just four or five years ago.

“However, death or serious injury has a major impact on individuals and their families, as well as our economy, which is why investment in road safety continues to be a high priority for the county council.”

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree