David Morris MP has welcomed the Government’s announcement of £3 billion of investment on improving roads in a boost for motorists across the UK and in Morecambe and Lunesdale.
The Transport Secretary outlined the details of road improvements announced as part of the Autumn Statement, including:
- £925 million to tackle congestion and provide upgrades on local roads
- £175 million to improve the 50 most dangerous roads in the country
- £220 million for Highways England to combat congestion
- £1.718 million to fix local potholes
We are allocating over £9 million to the North West to fix around 170,000 potholes in 2017/18 or stop them forming in the first place, including £1,718,000 to fix 32,400 potholes in Lancashire
From the £175 million being made available for road safety, the Government will be inviting proposals from local highway authorities to upgrade some of the most dangerous local roads such as the A6, where the risk of fatal and serious collisions is highest.
David Morris MP said:
‘This investment is great news for families and businesses in Morecambe and Lunesdale who rely on our roads to get around and makes sure our roads are fit for the future.
Many of our roads in Morecambe and Lunesdale have potholes and it is therefore vitally important that if you have a pothole on your road you report it to the County Council so it can be repaired.
Funding to fix 32,000 potholes across Lancashire is obviously fantastic so we need to make sure that as much of that funding is spent in Morecambe and Lunesdale as possible.’