Roads in England and Wales at 'breaking point' due to potholes, as the cost to fix spirals

It would take 10 years and £16.3 billion to tackle the backlog of repairs needed on English and Welsh roads

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Roads in England and Wales are at "breaking point" due to potholes, with £16.3 billion needed to fix them all, according to a new report.

The Asphalt Industry Alliance's (AIA) Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey, published on Tuesday, says that only 6% of respondents said that their local road network improved over the last year.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.