Scotland’s pothole repair bill hits £1.7bn

Scottish Labour is claiming the cost of fixing potholes on Scotland’s roads almost £1.7bn.

It obtained figures from local authorities via a freedom of information request which suggest council repair backlogs would take £1.68bn of taxpayers’ money to bring Scottish roads up to scratch.

Labour has accused the Scottish government of leaving roads to crumble.

The BBC quotes Neil Bibby, Scottish Labour’s transport spokesman, as saying the “astonishing figures lay bare the dire state of disrepair Scotland’s roads are in after years of neglect”.

But the report says Scottish government said local government funding was up, and that maintenance of local roads was the responsibility of councils.

(Picture – Highways News)

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