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One in six London roads in poor condition

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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.

Billions available to tackle potholes and road repairs

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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.


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Wandsworth repaired nearly 10,000 potholes last year

Workmen repairing potholes in Tooting today Credit: ITN

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.

Workmen in Wandsworth repaired 9,888 potholes last year Credit: ITN
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