A total of £170,000 will be spent improving the A666 in Darwen.

The money from Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council will pay for resurfacing between Lyndhurst Road and the slip-road to the M65.

Councillor Dave Smith, Sunnyhurst ward, said: "The road has needed work for some time because a new surface was put on a few years ago but it disintegrated and there are pot holes.

"I'm so pleased that money has been set aside for repairs. I have had a number of complaints about the road and I think that people who live near the area and drive on the road will be much happier as a result of it."

Work will start towards the end of the year.