£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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£338 million needed to repair last year's rainfall damage

AIA chairman Alan Mackenzie said emergency funding from the Government would be "welcome" when dealing with potholes, but spending money "here and there" makes "little difference."

An estimated £10.5 billion is needed to repair potholes in England and Wales Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive

He added that the £215 million announced in the autumn to improve road conditions "doesn't even cover the £338 million" of repair needed from last year's rainfall.

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