One in six roads in London are in poor condition, according to a new report, with 160,000 potholes filled in last year. Despite local authorities reporting an increase in their overall maintenance budget, the Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey estimates it would cost £807m to get the capital's roads back into a reasonable condition.
Local authorities in London will be eligible for a share of nearly six billion pounds provided by the Government to tackle potholes and improve road maintenance. The money is being made available following a succession of severe winters.
Announcing the funding today, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the money would be enough to fix around 18 million potholes.
Kensington & Chelsea mended just 111 potholes in 2013; how did your borough do?Read the full story ›
London boroughs' total bill for repairing the capital's potholes last year came to £6,339,040. Ealing came top, spending almost £1m.Read the full story ›
There were over a thousand recorded pothole injuries last year. Top of the list: Kingston upon Thames with 315 .Read the full story ›
Potholes in Wandsworth have cost the council more than £721,000 in repairs last year. There were 256 pothole related injuries and £22,451 paid out in compensation, while workmen in Wandsworth repaired 9,888 potholes last year.
An ITV London FOI request revealed Newham spent more on compensation than the top 7 boroughs combined, while Barnet had the most complaintsRead the full story ›