Local Councils Claim to be Fixing a Pothole Every 17 Seconds
In this weeks budget the UK Chancellor’s announcement of £2.5 billion (€2.8bn) of extra funding over five years will certainly be welcomed by hard-pressed local authorities dealing with reduced highway maintenance budgets. Rick Green, Chair of the Asphalt Industry Alliance commented about the budget. Read his full text here.
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In his address to Parliament Chancellor Rishi Sunak commented; “We can’t level up Britain and spread opportunity if we are spending our journeys dodging potholes and forking out for the damage they cause. It’s vital we keep roads in good condition.”
In spite of the news that government is to spend more money filling potholes in roads campaigner Mr Pothole was not impressed. He claims around 95 percent of potholes could be avoided with long term management and said the government was wasting hundreds of millions of pounds. With hundreds of people killed and seriously injured due to pothole-related accidents he urged people to report road defects to help save lives.
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