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LGA responds to RAC report on road quality

Cllr Martin Tett, the Local Government Association’s Transport Spokesman, responded to the new RAC report on road quality

“Councils are repairing a pothole at a rate of one every 19 seconds but funding pressures mean the resources they have to carry out these essential road repairs are coming from an ever-dwindling pot.

“The reality is that it would take councils a decade and £12 billion to tackle the nation’s roads repair backlog.

“The recent government announcement of additional funding to help improve our existing local roads is a step in the right direction. Councils now need long-term and consistent investment to bring our local roads up to scratch.

“Handing councils just 2 pence per litre from existing fuel duty to spend fixing our local roads would lead to an investment of £1 billion a year into vital repairs and maintenance.”

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