King Years & Years
14 March 2013, 06:00
Around £70million will be spent by councils on roads across the Thames Valley during the next year.
The money will be invested into work like resurfacing.
It’s after the recent heavy rain and ice caused a rise in the number of pot holes appearing.
The Basingstoke-based AA says around one in three motorists have suffered damage to their cars from potholes over the past two years.
A third surveyed also rated the overall surface condition of their local roads as poor, very poor or terrible.
AA president Edmund King said: “This spring our patrols are telling us that potholes are popping up faster than daffodils. This reflects the effects of very wet and frosty weather on poor road surfaces.
“Our findings are deeply worrying and show that UK drivers are once again experiencing a bad pothole season after a lull last spring - perhaps with worse to come.
“The slight let-up in potholes this time last year may have been just a blip in the annual pothole blight that seems to beset us each spring.
“Ring-fenced finance must be found to plug an increasing gap in highway budgets.''
The money set aside by local councils in the Thames Valley is being spent in the following places: