A ‘NOTORIOUS’ roundabout which has ‘serious safety issues’ is part of a £290,000 resurfacing project.

The ‘McDonald’s Roundabout’ near Clitheroe will be resurfaced in the summer by Lancashire County Council along with two other roundabouts on the A59 near Whalley.

The roundabout near Pendle View Fishery and the McDonald's restaurant, has fallen into disrepair and has not been resurfaced since it was built.

The work, which is also aimed at extending the life of the surface, will be carried out at night, with diversions being put in place.

Lancashire County Council has said that ‘surface dressing work’ along the A59 was scheduled to be completed during May, with work on the roundabouts due to finish in July.

Coun Stuart Hirst, leader of Ribble Valley Borough Council, who regularly drives from Wilpshire to Clitheroe, said: “It’s in great need of repair and I’m delighted that the county council have decided to take this project on.

“It’s a notorious roundabout and I believe that it has serious safety issues. With all the extra housing for the Ribble Valley that has been approved recently, the road is going to be even more important and it’s right that the surface is repaired now.

“It’s intensely used and because of the damage you actually skid towards the other lane when you are on it, so this work is long overdue.”

Duncan Reeve, highways manager for Lancashire County Council, said: “We'll be resurfacing the three roundabouts on the A59 between Clitheroe and Whalley this summer in a programme of work costing around £290,000.

“As part of the same scheme, we'll also be applying a surface dressing treatment to the section of the A59 between Pimlico Link Road and Sawley to waterproof and extend the life of the existing surface.

“The work to the roundabouts will only be carried out overnight to minimise disruption on this busy road, with diversions in place.”