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Road repairs funding not enough, says LGA

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An extra £100m provided to councils to fix potholes by transport secretary Chris Grayling will provide just over 1% of the funding needed to tackle the country’s repairs backlog, according to the Local Government Association.

Responding to today’s funding announcement, LGA transport spokesman Martin Tett (Con) said: “Councils are likely to need more support from the government as the full extent of the repairs needed after the recent winter weather has been made known, and we hope that the government will stand ready to provide this.

“Councils ultimately need the government to deliver a long-term, sustainable funding solution for our local roads that can boost local economies and deliver for our communities.”

The LGA has estimated it would cost £9.3bn to fund the required repairs to roads.

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