Cuts in road maintenance money could have fixed eight million potholes

Cuts in road maintenance money could have fixed eight million potholes

Money which councils have had to slash from road maintenance funding since 2010 could have paid for the repair of eight million potholes.

New analysis from the Local Government Association found the amount of available funding councils have had for road repairs has dropped from £1.1 billion in 2009/10 to £701 million in 2017/18.

Much of the funding having to be siphoned off to pay for the surge in demand in children's services, adult social care and homelessness support.

The LGA calls on the Government to include a long-term road maintenance plan in this year's spending review.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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