Thursday, June 04, 2009

Harwood Street to receive road improvements

A £1m programme to improve the condition of the borough’s highways has been announced by Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Just under £600k will be spent on resurfacing several streets identified as having safety problems or with footways in poor condition.

The most significant spends will be made on Earnsdale Avenue, in Sunnyhurst ward, St Marks Road – from Higher Witton Road to Rolleston Road –in Wensley Fold ward and Toronto Road/Vancouver Crescent – from Quebec Road to the End –in Beardwood with Lammack ward.

An additional £500k will be spent on resurfacing roads that have suffered significant deterioration over a number of years, and been further hit by the recent hard winter.

These include Queen Street – from Hoddlesden Road to Johnson New Road – in East Rurall ward and, in Sunnyhurst ward, Earnsdale Road – from Blackburn Road to Harwood Street – and Harwood Street – from Avondale Road to Vale Street.

The remaining cash will be spent on surface dressing treatments to several roads and further improvements to footways.

Adam Scott, director of regeneration, said: “This is a targeted and thorough programme of maintenance designed to make the borough’s roads safer and easier to use.

“All the carriageways, kerbing and footways targeted have been identified as a priority and the programme should help to address safety concerns as well as longer standing problems with deterioration.

“Further surface dressing work should also help to significantly extend the life of a number of the roads concerned.”

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