Road users could be forced to contend with more than 650,000 potholes across the country by 2030, new research has warned.
A study predicts that Britain will see a 16 per cent increase in fractured tarmac in 10 years’ time if the Government fails to invest a promised £500 million per year. In its manifesto for the December general election, the Conservative party vowed to spend £2 billion on “the biggest ever pothole-filling programme” Britain has seen. The party pledged to “improve the quality of our roads” with a four-year programme of £500 million of funding each year.
If spending remains at its current level, the number of potholes reported on UK roads will surge from 561,000 in 2019 to 651,000 by 2030, research from Cebr and Zurich UK claims.