County Councillor Charlie Edwards is “delighted” with Lancashire County Council, who have successfully bid for over £6 million funding to improve the safety of roads in Lancaster and Fleetwood, thanks to the Conservative Government’s Road Safety Fund.
The money is split into three projects, each with a goal to improve the safety of the roads through better pedestrian and cycling facilities, crossings and average speed cameras.
The three projects affect Over Wyre (A588 Lancaster to Skippool) the Lune Valley (A683 from the Motorway to Kirkby Lonsdale) and South Lancaster, the A6 from the One-Way system to Junction 33.
Each scheme will be delivered in partnership with the Road Safety Foundation and will have huge benefits to Lancaster and Fleetwood residents.
Lancashire County Councillor Charlie Edwards, Parliamentary Spokesperson for Lancaster and Fleetwood Conservatives said: “This is extremely welcome funding for these roads, I am delighted. The schemes will make our roads safer, more cycle friendly and provide a much needed investment into our area.”
“There is still so much more we need to do to make sure our roads are in a suitable condition and our Highways teams have been working flat out to repair the roads after the mess Labour left them in when they were in charge of Highways.”
“On top of this Government funding, the County Council itself has put an additional £5 million into Highways repairs and the Government’s Pothole Action Fund has also provided a welcome boost for our roads.”
“This investment is £6,230,000 that’s going straight into our local economy. It just proves what happens when a Conservative Government creates a strong economy and invests in the infrastructure that will help all of us in our daily lives.”
NOTES TO EDITORS: Here are attachments of the papers from Thursdays Lancashire County Council Cabinet: