Thousands of drivers suffered pothole-related breakdowns between April and June despite traffic volumes plummeting amid the coronavirus lockdown, new figures show.
The Department for Transport is pushing the Treasury to guarantee local road funding for several years at a time instead of annually.
Councils are being bombarded with pothole complaints, with new figures revealing that local authorities receive one every 46 seconds.(more…)
MPs have called for a front-loaded, five-year funding settlement to tackle the ‘extreme state of disrepair of the English local road network’.(more…)
More than 11 million drivers were affected by potholes last year, with the resulting vehicle damage costing the country a staggering £1.2 billion. That’s according to a study by Kwik Fit.
More than half a million potholes were reported by members of the public to local authorities for repair last year, according to new research.