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Resurfacing work starts on Barbara Castle Way

Lancashire Telegraph: Work will start on Barbara Castle Way next Sunday Work will start on Barbara Castle Way next Sunday

WORK will start on the resurfacing of Barbara Castle Way from Preston New Road to Montague Street on Sunday, February 9.

It is expected to take four weeks to complete and the full road will be closed on Sundays only, to keep disruption to a minimum.

There will be a signed diversion route for traffic, and access for residents and emergency services vehicles will still be maintained at all times.

On Monday, February 10, resurfacing work, expected to take three weeks, will begin on Granville Road.

The roads will be closed in sections during off peak hours (9.30am to 3.30pm) and a signed diversion route will be in place for all traffic.

The work is part of a £10m investment in improving the borough’s roads.

The programme will result in hundreds of roads being resurfaced or repaired as part of a new maintenance regime designed to reduce the overall amount spent on highway repairs.

After recent severe bad winters and serious flooding last summer, the condition of the borough’s road network has further deteriorated.

Blackburn with Darwen Council claims the Invest to Save highway programme will see a 10-year backlog of repairs being carried out over the next four years.

Councillor Maureen Bateson, executive member for regeneration, said: “We have made every effort to keep disruption to a minimum. To assist the project, it is essential that vehicles are parked away from the area.

“We are transforming the way we tackle highway repairs by trying to be smarter with the funds we have.

“Residents and businesses have told us that the state of the roads matter to them and we know it is essential for a vibrant local economy.”

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12:30pm Mon 3 Feb 14

mmickk says...

10 year backlog. So where has the money gone surely there is an annual budget set aside for roads? So this £17 million that was quoted before as being borrowed for roads because of government cutbacks is because of the incompetence of this Lie-bor council. Yet they as usual blame anyone they can. Yet again holern and straw not fit for purpose. If this council had a billion a year budget they would still borrow. Time they are put on performance related pay. They have the attitude of a kid in a sweet shop spend spend spend.
10 year backlog. So where has the money gone surely there is an annual budget set aside for roads? So this £17 million that was quoted before as being borrowed for roads because of government cutbacks is because of the incompetence of this Lie-bor council. Yet they as usual blame anyone they can. Yet again holern and straw not fit for purpose. If this council had a billion a year budget they would still borrow. Time they are put on performance related pay. They have the attitude of a kid in a sweet shop spend spend spend. mmickk
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5:44pm Mon 3 Feb 14

abetterblackburn says...

Is it going to be Jack Straw Way?
Is it going to be Jack Straw Way? abetterblackburn
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8:43pm Mon 3 Feb 14

phil kernot says...

Have you not noticed how all the high banding council tax payers get there work fixed ist just been to a estate and it's like 3 world roads , who says the poorer area are given equality , rubbish go and see for yourself surveyors at capita Do your equality bit for the people ,, .
Have you not noticed how all the high banding council tax payers get there work fixed ist just been to a estate and it's like 3 world roads , who says the poorer area are given equality , rubbish go and see for yourself surveyors at capita Do your equality bit for the people ,, . phil kernot
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4:57am Tue 4 Feb 14

woolywords says...

phil kernot wrote:
Have you not noticed how all the high banding council tax payers get there work fixed ist just been to a estate and it's like 3 world roads , who says the poorer area are given equality , rubbish go and see for yourself surveyors at capita Do your equality bit for the people ,, .
Whoa, hold on a minute there, Phil. Don't go casting nasturtiums*, where they won't grow.
Have a look at the picture again and notice the concrete column on the right of frame. You won't believe who owns and operates from that building. None other than, and the repairs begin there, on their doorstep, it's Capita!.
So, far from looking after anyone in greatest need nor those with the most money, they've opted to look after themselves, first.
The plan is, to make the roads as smooth as a babies bum, so that when they come to negotiate a pay rise, they're in with a better chance than if the Boss has broken his bottom set of dentures, after hitting a bone-jarring pothole, just outside the staff car park.

*(And, for the Grammar Guardians, Nasturtium is, if you know your Latin, a far more apt term to use than, aspersions, since it's root is from nasus tortus, twisted nose, which you do, if you find something, noisome.)
[quote][p][bold]phil kernot[/bold] wrote: Have you not noticed how all the high banding council tax payers get there work fixed ist just been to a estate and it's like 3 world roads , who says the poorer area are given equality , rubbish go and see for yourself surveyors at capita Do your equality bit for the people ,, .[/p][/quote]Whoa, hold on a minute there, Phil. Don't go casting nasturtiums*, where they won't grow. Have a look at the picture again and notice the concrete column on the right of frame. You won't believe who owns and operates from that building. None other than, and the repairs begin there, on their doorstep, it's Capita!. So, far from looking after anyone in greatest need nor those with the most money, they've opted to look after themselves, first. The plan is, to make the roads as smooth as a babies bum, so that when they come to negotiate a pay rise, they're in with a better chance than if the Boss has broken his bottom set of dentures, after hitting a bone-jarring pothole, just outside the staff car park. *(And, for the Grammar Guardians, Nasturtium is, if you know your Latin, a far more apt term to use than, aspersions, since it's root is from nasus tortus, twisted nose, which you do, if you find something, noisome.) woolywords
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9:10am Tue 4 Feb 14

shytalk says...

Boy have they messed up the traffic flow in Blackburn over the years. Not long now and you will need to go via Preston to get from one side of the town to the other.
Boy have they messed up the traffic flow in Blackburn over the years. Not long now and you will need to go via Preston to get from one side of the town to the other. shytalk
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8:31am Fri 7 Feb 14

Simon44 says...

How about fixing a few roads in Mill Hill area? Parkinson Street ... St Aidans ...Kings Road ...
How about fixing a few roads in Mill Hill area? Parkinson Street ... St Aidans ...Kings Road ... Simon44
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