LGA responds to AA report on council road repairs

“It would take almost £10 billion for councils to bring our local roads up to scratch. It is vital that the Spending Review provides the funding councils need to tackle the growing backlog of repairs which councils face.”


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Responding to analysis by the AA on road repairs carried out by councils, Cllr David Renard, Transport spokesperson at the Local Government Association, said:

“Councils work hard to keep our roads as accessible as possible throughout the year and fix a pothole every 21 seconds.

“There are a range of factors that will determine the extent of the repairs that councils will carry out on local roads. For example, the budget available, the cost of repairs and local impacts from severe weather.

“It would take almost £10 billion for councils to bring our local roads up to scratch. It is vital that the Spending Review provides the funding councils need to tackle the growing backlog of repairs which councils face.”