West Lancs Labour MP Rosie Cooper has backed an £11 million cash windfall which could be used to help repair rural roads in the district.
Rosie Cooper MP this week welcomed Lancashire County Council’s announcement to invest in local routes over the next three years.
It follows concerns from many residents about roads, especially those in the villages such as Burscough, Halsall and Scarisbrick, which are in need of repair.
Rosie said “This cash windfall is great news for West Lancashire.”
“When you look at the district, we have a vast road network from busy routes in Ormskirk and Aughton to the ‘moss roads’.
“Although these roads may not be jam-packed with vehicles they are frequently used by heavy vehicles such as tractors and lorries so are prone to more damage.
“Financial constraints in recent years have made it difficult in recent years to tackle these issues as quickly as people would have liked, but prudent management by my Labour colleagues at County Hall have now made that possible.”
“Following representations by myself and local councillors, I am sure they will be looking closely at West Lancashire to see how they can use the £11m to carry out repairs”.
“I am totally committed to making our roads safer and anyone who would like to ‘nominate’ a route which they feel needs looking at should contact my office on 01695 570 094.