The Asphalt Industry Alliance's (AIA) annual ALARM survey paints a gloomy picture of the state of Wales' roads.
It says it shows:
- £591.5 million: estimated one-time cost to get roads in Wales back into reasonable condition
- £26.9 million per authority: estimated one-time catch-up cost in Wales to get roads back into reasonable condition
- £3.7 million per authority: average annual carriageway maintenance budget shortfall in Wales
- 9 years: time needed to clear the backlog in Wales
- 63 years: average time before a road is resurfaced in Wales
- 141,020: number of potholes filled in Wales
- £87,300: total cost of road user compensation claims in Wales
The AIA says councils are doing all they can to do more with less funding but there comes a point when there are no further efficiency savings to be made.
The Welsh Local Government Association, which represents councils, says they're talking to the Welsh Government about funding.