£10.5bn to repair pothole 'crisis'

Parts of England and Wales face a "crumbling road crisis", with £10.5 billion needed to repair all the countries potholes, a report has said.

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'£10.5 billion' to repair England and Wales' potholes

Parts of England and Wales face a "crumbling road crisis", with an £10.5 billion needed to repair all the countries potholes, a report has said.

A report from the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) showed that local authorities in England and Wales filled in more than two million potholes last year.

A "crumbling road crisis" for drivers in England and Wales Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The cost of filling was £113 million, with £32 million being paid out in compensation to claims.

Compensation payouts were 50 per cent up on the 2011 figure, with £13 million spent on staff time dealing with compensation claims.

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