BURNLEY Road in Rawtenstall is the most repaired road in East Lancashire, according to statistics.

The figures obtained by the Lancashire Telegraph via a Freedom of Information Act request to Lancashire County Council shows that the 4.7km stretch of road has had 105 pothole repairs in the past year.

Meanwhile, the same road also topped the charts in 2019 with 92 fixes during 2019.

In Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale and Ribble Valley, highways engineers repaired 18,885 potholes in a 12-month spell between November 2019-20.

That figure had significantly increased from 13,116 the year before.

The county council spent more than £4m repairing potholes in Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale and Ribble Valley between November 2019 and the end of October 2020.

Cllr David Foxcroft, who represents the Mid-Rossendale ward, said: “The road is particularly bad on the area from the cemetery to the Tup Bridge crossroads and I am trying to get this area on next year’s resurfacing programme.

“I know that the rest of the road has seen some resurfacing and others have been patched up then resurfaced especially around the Goodshaw area.

“I think this goes to show that the reporting system, and the highways team are working to fix roads in a timely matter which is great.”

Meanwhile, Lancashire County Council is inviting residents to give feedback on their highways service via an online survey.

County Cllr Keith Iddon, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “2020 has been a challenging year for us all, but our highways team has been working incredibly hard throughout to improve our roads, as well as helping with the Covid-19 effort. Reflecting on what has been a difficult year for everyone due to the pandemic, our teams have achieved a great deal, particularly in dealing with the extra damage on the roads caused by wet, stormy weather earlier in the year.

“We have been supplementing our techniques to fix potholes with new, innovative methods such as mechanical patching, heated repairs and jet patching. This has helped us to increase the efficiency of our service and fix even more potholes this year. We have also been striving to reduce our carbon footprint across our work, including changing to LED street lighting and recycling material that would once have gone to waste while improving road surfaces.

“I’d like to thank the team for working so hard this year."

Complete the survey at www.lancashire.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-travel/pothole.