Barnoldswick road repairs set to start today

Examples of potholes in Skipton Road, Barnoldswick. (S)
Examples of potholes in Skipton Road, Barnoldswick. (S)

Repairs on a pothole prone stretch of Barnoldswick’s Skipton Road are due to start today after a three year campaign.

Lancashire County Council confirmed on Thursday that structural patching will be carried out along the full length of Skipton Road as scheduled.

The patching work is due to be completed by Wednesday, January 28th and next summer, the surface will be sealed to keep rain and frost out of the surface.

West Craven County Coun. David Whipp said: “I’ve been campaigning for effective repairs on this road for the last three years.

“The road has been plagued with potholes making it dangerous at times, particularly for cyclists. During winter weather, firefighting repairs have barely kept pace with potholes developing.”

The work is part of the county council’s preventative maintenance plan which aims to get on top of Lancashire’s worsening roads over a 10 year period. The plan also includes extra funding for pavement repairs.