28 Mar '17, 7am

#Alarmsurvey proves a 'fix it first' approach needed on road spending

The survey shows that despite investment, the money spent on filling potholes continues to fall, leaving a huge £12bn backlog of repairs. Bridget Fox, Sustainable Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport said: “The ALARM survey proves there is still a crisis with the state of our roads, with a huge £12bn backlog of potholes in need of repair. “A ‘fix it first’ approach to road spending, rather than billions on unwanted new roads, would provide better value for money and produce results quicker. These figures come on top of last week's DfT survey showing one in four roads pose a skid danger, the highest level since data was collected. “It is high time the Government got a grip and improved road surfaces for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians, while at the same time invest in better public transport, walking and cycling routes.” ENDS For further information please...

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