Nov 7, 2020

Covid-19: Lockdown 'opportunity' to fix England's roads

Councils in England have a "Unique opportunity" to fix potholes, road junctions and roadside drainage during lockdown, the AA has said. "Mr King told the BBC:"Lower traffic levels during lockdown give highway authorities a unique opportunity to fill potholes, improve junctions and road drainage, safely and without causing congestion. Main roads in England are maintained by Highways England, while councils are responsible for the upkeep of local, usually more minor roads. David Renard, transport spokesman for the Local Government Association, which represents councils in England, said it would take almost £10bn to bring local roads "Up to scratch". "A Department for Transport spokesperson said:"We know that people want to see potholes repaired and roads improved, which is why we've committed £2.5bn for repairs as part of the biggest nationwide programme ever announced.

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