6:45 am, Thu 14 Mar 2013
Fixing potholes in Wales: what it costs
Welsh councils face a combined shortfall of £2m from their budgets for repairing roads, according to figures released today.
The report shows that in 2012:
156,000 potholes were filled
£7.4 million was spent filling potholes
£1.8 million was paid in compensation claims to road users
2,750 days of staff time was spent working on damage claims
6:15 am, Thu 14 Mar 2013
Councils paid £1.8m compensation to road users in Wales in 2012
Councils paid 50% more in compensation than in 2011
Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Welsh councils paid £1.8 million pounds out in compensation claims for road users last year.
The annual Local Authority Road Maintenance Survey says two thirds of roads were badly affected by flooding in 2012.
Between them, councils in Wales filled nearly 160,000 potholes.