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Pothole repairs not that costly

Published 05/11/2015

SO, there are 18,600 potholes on our roads and £4.5m has been set aside by DRD to compensate drivers whose vehicles are damaged as a result (News, November 3).

Well, according to the 2014 statistics for England and Wales, it costs £60 to repair a pothole, which suggests that we could have all of ours fixed for £1.12m instead of paying out four times as much in compensation.

Will the DRD minister please ensure that this work is commenced immediately? It's clearly a no-brainer.

Petition of concern not required.


Senior partner, Carrington Wealth Management LLP

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