South Scotland

Borders urgent road repairs bill hits £23m

Scottish Borders Council faces a bill of about £23m to bring the region's worst road surfaces up to scratch.

The authority ranks the condition of its routes on a scale of green, amber and red.

Councillor Gordon Edgar said it would spend £4.5m every year for the next five years to improve those needing "immediate investigation for maintenance".

He said that to bring all the roads up to green standard would cost some £65m.

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