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Council News Monitor: Councils face road repair backlogs

By: Council News Monitor Team
Published: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 10:23 GMT Jump to Comments

Stories from today's Council News Monitor show councils across England have multi-million pound road repair backlogs. 2015 is going to be a bumpy ride.

The Yorkshire Post is among several publications featured in today's Council News Monitor as a result of its coverage of councils' road repair backlogs. It reports that Yorkshire has more than £780m of work outstanding. In North Yorkshire alone, the estimated cost to get all roads to a good standard is approximately £322m, and for Leeds the “significant” backlog is £100m. In Wakefield, that figure is £68m, in Bradford it is £48m, while in Hull it stands at £63m and £180m in the East Riding.

BBC News says that other English councils facing big repair bills include Oldham (£60m), Rochdale (£58m), and Swindon (£40m). Meanwhile, The Journal points out that Northumberland County Council has more than 6,500 potholes to fix, despite having claimed last year that it had cleared its backlog.

Roads 'not fit for 21st century' as repair backlog tops £780m (Yorkshire Post)

Councils in England face huge road repair bills (BBC News)

Northumberland potholes tally currently stands at 6,600 (The Journal)

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