Lancashire County Council in the UK has decided to repair only dangerous roads in the county and not all potholes and pavements due to lack of funds.

The council, which needs £153m to repair all potholes in the county, will not receive sufficient funds from the transport department’s £30bn programme to eliminate the maintenance backlog for local roads by 2010.

Lancashire County Council is facing a shortfall of £140m, while Blackburn with Darwen Council is facing a £13m shortfall for the repair of potholes.

The planned road repairs are graded red, amber and green and covered by the council’s highways capital programme, which is funded by the government.