News: Millions needed to fix Yorkshire’s roads ‘crisis’

“The cost of fixing Yorkshire’s growing potholes problem would be £96 million for every council, according to a new survey. The impact of winter weather has taken the national backlog of repairs from £10.5 billion to £12bn prompting warnings from council leaders of an impending “roads crisis. … Wakefield Council leader Peter Box, chairman of the Local Government Association’s economy and transport board, said: “Councils have long warned that our already dilapidated road network could not cope with another extreme winter and the unprecedented recent flooding experienced across the country has left behind a trail of destruction to our highways.” Yorkshire Post Read more here.