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Road repairs cost rises to an estimated £12bn, survey says

The estimated cost of getting roads in England and Wales back into a "reasonable" condition has increased to £12bn, an annual report has suggested.

The Asphalt Industry Alliance survey of local authorities said the given cost had risen from £10.5bn in 2013, despite two million potholes being filled.

Council leaders said the "roads crisis" was "escalating at an alarming rate".

Laura Trant reports on the pothole problems in Northamptonshire.

  • 03 Apr 2014
  • From the section UK
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