IMPROVEMENTS to roads in Hyndburn are set to go ahead with work set to start on six projects by the autumn.

Sara Britcliffe, the MP for Hyndburn, had campaigned in her role as councillor to get action on the roads, mainly having potholes fixed.

However, she has spoken to Lancashire County Council’s lead member for highways Andrew Snowdon and has been told that work on certain roads will be delivered in coming months.

The schemes include works on Fielding Lane, Stanhill Lane, Pot House Lane (all Oswaldtwistle), Richmond Hill Street, Church Street (both in Accrington) and Park Hall Lane.

Meanwhile on the list for spring 2021 is Belthorn Road in Belthorn and Harwood New Road in Great Harwood.

Ms Britcliffe was delighted with the news and believes works on the roads in the borough are long overdue.

She said: “It is great to seen the investment in the areas. The problems on Fielding Lane have been going on for ages.

“It was a concern for residents and it has been a long-running campaign for me as it is a busy road and remains one of the worst ones in Oswaldtwistle.

“I spend a lot of time reporting potholes.

“Hyndburn and Haslingden have needed investment and I will continue to push for more road works after this work has been completed.

"I am very grateful for having the lead member for highways down here to discuss the funding.”

Cllr Snowdon said: “We had a capital works programme of investment in East Lancashire roads and we were targeting 100 of the worst roads in Lancashire.

“Sara as a councillor and MP has been pro-active trying to get works done on the roads.

“COVID-19 has had an effect on what we are doing on the roads with some people shielding etc.

“But one of the main problems is that with people staying at home there have been more parked cars on road.

“It means we cannot move them all and that would need to happen when surface redressing with chippings and cannot do it around parked cars

" Normally we can ask a few car owners to move their cars but cannot do it for a whole road and that is why it has been delayed. It is really good that we are still going to do the works on some of the roads in the summer and autumn and then others next year as we cannot resurface in cold weather.”