Liverpool to borrow £185m to fix potholed and worn out roads

Liverpool Council will borrow the money over a 25 year term Credit: PA

City leaders in Liverpool are to borrow £185m to fix potholed and poor quality roads. The council say loans will be taken out "over 25 years at low interest rates" to "radically improve" the city's road network.

Mayor Joe Anderson said funding cutbacks through the government's austerity programme were the trigger for the move. He says he is "concerned about the safety of road users."