West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed the news that action is to be taken by Lancashire County Council to tackle those underpasses “most prone to flooding”.
In September, MP Rosie, raised her concerns with Lancashire County Council after meeting with Skelmersdale residents. The Ennerdale underpass was so heavily flooded residents were forced to cross Tanhouse Road, which is a dual carriageway.
MP Rosie said:
“I very much welcome the commitment by Lancashire County Council to improving the condition of the drainage systems in Skelmersdale’s underpasses.”
A survey was commissioned to assess the drainage systems in all the underpasses in Skelmersdale and a number of problems have been identified for maintenance.
Rosie went on to say:
“I have been pushing the case for action on flooding in underpasses for a while. I am delighted we are finally seeing action.
“Residents may then be able to get on with their daily lives in safety, rather than being isolated or forced to cross dual carriageways putting their lives at danger.”