IN LIGHT of the recent flooding that’s wrecked homes and businesses, it’s easy to forget the pounding the roads have received.
Thankfully, the Government has announced that councils are to get an additional £140 million to fix roads damaged by England's record wettest winter.
Responding to the sorry state of the roads, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has said a fund specifically targeting the worst hit areas would be raised by £36.5 million to £80 million.
All councils will also share in a £103.5 million boost to the money available for fixing potholes and other dangers facing drivers.
As the true extent of the damage is starting to become apparent, town hall chiefs have demanded emergency cash to deal with a "daunting trail of destruction" to the already dilapidated network left behind ...