Extra £420m to tackle potholes announced in 2018 Budget
Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced local councils in England are to get an extra £420m to tackle potholes. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com says:
“Our research shows that more than two thirds (69%) of drivers think more needs to be done to tackle our pocketed roads. So, they will be relieved to hear that additional funding has been assigned to help patch up potholes and repair our roads.
In one year alone, councils spent over £104 million on fixing road surfaces and had to pay out an extra £3.1 million in damages to vehicles caused by potholes.
“If drivers do experience a bump in the road, they should use our guide for advice on how to make your case for damage and report it to their local council before it gets any worse.
“The true depth of the UK’s pothole problem combined is as deep as the Earth’s upper crust (40,456m) and we’ve visualised this in a scrolling animation so drivers can see just how deep the problem goes in their local area.”
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