The Welsh Local Government Association, which represents Wales' 22 councils, says "significant damage" has been done to roads due to recent extreme weather - but there has been a funding boost to road repairs.
The extreme weather conditions during the first few months of this year have resulted in significant damage.
Local government continues to work closely with the Welsh Government on a long-term maintenance programme.
The Local Government Borrowing Initiative has given a much needed boost to highways repair and improvement in Wales, by injecting an extra £60m of investment into the highways network during 2012-13, with a total of £170m earmarked for investment over a three year period.
While the current scheme is due to finish in 2015, local government hopes that it will be extended further.
Record rainfall over the winter months has left Welsh councils facing a road maintenance backlog that could take 12 years to clear, according to the latest Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey.
It found that more than 148,000 potholes had been filled in Wales, but the adverse winter weather had counteracted much of that work.
The survey revealed that each local authority in Wales was facing an average budget shortfall of £2.85m, with 35 per cent of the budget being used on reacting to road maintenance problems.
Around 80 per cent of the councils that responded to the survey said they were facing 'unforeseen costs' and it would cost an estimated £20m for each local authority to 'catch-up' on its road maintenance programme.
The Prime Minister's plans to offer private investors control of roads affect England only but could still have a significant impact on Wales, particularly if any transfer to the private sector meant a cut in the total amount spent on UK roads. Here's what the Welsh Government is saying:
We will look with interest at the outcome of the UK Government consultation into proposals to fund new roads in England.
The Welsh Government is fully committed to providing a modern, effective solution to Wales' transport needs but that solution must be affordable, sustainable and well thought out.
While we are keen to explore all potential opportunities to lever new investment into infrastructure, any new initiatives will need to make sense for Wales and deliver real value for money.
We recently launched a consultation that will look into ways of improving the M4 corridor around Newport and are engaging with stakeholders to better understand the issues and priorities. A range of measures to improve the flow of traffic are already in place.