THE final go-ahead has been given for road improvements and average safety cameras to make the A682 from Barrowford to Long Preston safer.

Lancashire County Council's cabinet approved the spending of £449,000 on its portion of the dangerous highway which runs through Blacko and Gisburn.

It authorised the use of £7.9m from the Department for Transport on five roads with a high level of accidents in recent years.

The A682 improvements include average speed cameras on eight kilometres, solar-powered road studs to highlight the centreline, and rumble strips to highlight 13km of road edge.

They will delivered over the next four years. North Yorkshire County Council has agreed improvements on its section of the road.

The other four roads to get safety upgrades in Lancashire are the A6 in Lancaster city centre through Scotforth and Galgate to J33 of the M6; the A581 between Rufford and Euxton; the A588 from Lancaster's Pointer roundabout to Skippool; and the A683 from the M6 J34 at Lancaster to Kirkby Lonsdale.