Live updates

Advertisement

Appeal for money to repair damaged roads

The Local Government Association has witten to the Treasury asking for more money to repair potholes.

Damage to our roads is costing businesses around £5 billion a year and some local roads might have to close unless more Government money is made available for resurfacing, said the LGA.

It added: "Further severe weather could now lead to a tipping point in many areas where roads will become so damaged they will have to close."

The LGA has written to Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander asking him to provide greater capital funding for road maintenance.

Potholes making our roads "unusable"

Today we're talking potholes.

Highways bosses are warning that another severe winter and many of our local roads will become "unusable".

We want to know:

  1. What are your experiences with potholes?

  2. Where in the Anglia region are the worst roads?

  3. And what would you like to see done about it?

You can email us at anglianews@itv.com or call us on 084488 16820.

We're also on Facebook and Twitter.

Don't forget to leave your name and where you're from.

Warning that bad weather could close roads

A damaged road in our region

Local roads across the region could become unusable if we get another severe winter or more flooding according to the Local Government Association. It's warning ministers that one in five roads are now classed as being in poor condition.

The LGA says decades of government underinvestment could lead to a situation where some roads are so damaged that they will have to be closed.

Advertisement

Load more updates