The two local authorities responsible for maintaining East Lancashire highways have given details of how they will spend £4.27 million of new government money on resurfacing roads, filling potholes and other improvements.

Blackburn with Darwen Council has been given £612,000 from the Department for Transport's Network North Plan (NPP), financed from the reallocation of cash from the cancellation of the Northern leg of the HS2 rail line.

Lancashire County Council - which covers 12 boroughs including Hyndburn, the Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale - has an extra £3.66m to spend.

However, none of this cash will be spent on resurfacing in Burnley, and Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley will see no new street lights put up.

Blackburn with Darwen Council's growth boss, Cllr Quesir Mahmood, said: "Extra money from the government for highways maintenance is always welcome.

"It will be used to improve the road infrastructure throughout the borough.

"Schemes to use it are currently being developed."

The proposed LCC projects to tackle deteriorating road surfaces include two in Hyndburn, one in Ribble Valley, one in Pendle, five in Rossendale and none in Burnley.

A county council spokesperson said: "These are small schemes determined on a countywide prioritisation based on condition, the number of defects, repeat visits to defects, claims and complaints received, along with the route strategic significance."

The spending includes 335 new street lighting columns in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.

There is a drainage scheme for roads in each of the five boroughs.

Roads to be fixed in Blackburn with Darwen

  • Long Lane, Pleasington, surface dressing £120,000;
  • A666 Darwen, Falcon Avenue to Birch Hall Avenue, surface dressing £100,000;
  • Rivington Road, Belmont, surface dressing £162,000;
  • Alderman Arthur Townsend Way, Blackburn, resurfacing £25,000;
  • Kelsall Avenue, Blackburn, resurfacing £47,000;
  • Greenhead Avenue, Blackburn, re-surfacing £28,000;
  • Mill Hill and Moorgate area, footway patching £64,000;
  • Roe Lee area, footway patching £35,000;
  • Shear Brow and Corporation Park area, footway patching £31,000.

Roads to be fixed by Lancashire County Council


  • Fern Gore Avenue, Accrington West and Oswaldtwistle, Willows Lane to High Street, resurfacing;
  • Oxford Street, Blackburn Road to Hyndburn Road, Accrington West and Oswaldtwistle, £89,223.45.

Ribble Valley

  • Inglewhite Road, Sainsburys and the Alston Hall pub, Longridge with Bowland £112,846.


  • No roads will be fixed.


  • Bent Lane, full length £185,247.56.


  • Schofield Road, full length £110,896.18;
  • Hollin Lane, Burnley Road to Hollin Way £89,504.74;
  • Stubbins Street, Bolton Road North to Stubbins Street including section under bridge £95,003.73;
  • Heightside Avenue, rear of 2 to 22 Heightside Avenue, Newchurch, £50,322.51;
  • Tong Lane, South Street to Fair View Crescent/ Pennine Road, Whitworth and Bacup £284,996.18.

Drainage schemes are also proposed by Lancashire County Council is proposing to spend the following amounts in each area:

  • Hyndburn: £240,000.
  • Ribble Valley: £151,875.
  • Burnley: £151,875.
  • Pendle: £114,375.
  • Rossendale: £142,500.

Street lighting column replacement schemes are also being proposed by LCC.

There will be no street lamps replaced in Hyndburn or the Ribble Valley.

In Burnley, £56,842 will be spent on 36 new lights, 18 new lights will be installed in Pendle costing £28,421, while in Rossendale £443,651 will be spent on 281 new street lights.