Potholes blight region's roads

Yorkshire and the Humber has been named as the worst place in the country for potholes.

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We should be 'proactive, not reactive' with potholes

Tony Ball, chairman of Transport for the Local Government Association said too much of the budget for resurfacing roads is spent on filling in holes, and not enough on resurfacing.

Speaking to Daybreak he said, nationally there is a £3 billion budget to fix potholes, but that too much of the money is spent on "reactive, as opposed to proactive."

Mr Ball added that local councils need more upfront funding to fix the solution.

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Motorists: 'It's about time the councils did something'

A report has found that £10.5 billion is needed to fix the potholes in England and Wales.

Motorists told Daybreak that councils should fix the roads because they are "all over."

One woman said: "I think it's disgusting and I think it's really damaging my car. It's about time the council did something with all the road tax, council tax and all the rest that we pay them."

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Pothole repairs are 'nonsensical and costly'

Constantly mending damaged roads, rather than dealing with potholes in a "planned and cost-effective way" is "nonsensical and costly to the country", AIA chairman Alan Mackenzie said.

The Department for Transport's potholes review was a welcome initiative and concluded that 'prevention is better than cure'.

When you add up all the costs incurred by not following this advice, it's hard to understand why central Government cannot find a way to invest in this much-needed work and save on higher costs in the future.

– Alan Mackenzie, Asphalt Industry Alliance chairman

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