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Lancashire County Council responds to OWL candidates claims over road maintenance

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Red Rose Lancashire

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said: “We allocate resources for repairing potholes and resurfacing roads according to their condition on a countywide basis rather than allocating a certain amount to each district.

“Comparing pothole reports on a district basis takes no account of road length, and if the figures were compared on this basis other districts would be seen to have more reports per km of road than West Lancashire.

“The wet and freezing weather we’ve experienced in the last few weeks has led to an increase in potholes recently, as is the case every winter, and our teams are working hard to repair them.

“Our immediate priority is to keep our roads in a safe condition and respond as quickly as we can to repair the winter potholes, however as soon as the weather improves we’ll be starting our programme of improvements to road surfaces to prevent potholes appearing.

“We inspect all our roads on a regular cycle, however are also grateful for people reporting potholes using our online system Report It, and giving as much information as they can to help us locate and assess them.”

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