Fears of pothole 'crisis'

Councils in Wales face a combined shortfall of £2 million in their road resurfacing budgets. 156,000 potholes were filled in across Wales last year, according to a survey of councils across England and Wales.

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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

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