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Concern for highways structures as potholes steal limelight

Steve Gooding: We face a future where the potential of technically advanced vehicles is stalled by the widespread inadequacies of our infrastructure

Rhodri Clark
11 August 2022

 

Highways professionals are concerned that the political focus on fixing potholes is exacerbating the maintenance backlog for structures which are “out of sight and out of mind” and creating a funding liability for future generations.

The Conservative Party’s 2019 election manifesto promised £2bn for the “biggest ever pothole-filling programme”. However, the Cardiff Capital Region Transport Authority (CCRTA) recently told a Welsh Parliament committee that the...

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