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Rural roads cash crisis

A SERIOUS lack of funding is leaving Britain's rural roads dilapidated and having disastrous effects on local economies, a survey has revealed.

The Asphalt Industry Alliance worked with the government's Road National Maintenance Condition Survey to produce the report, which shows that £16 million needs to be spent on smaller roads each year to get them up to standard.

Broads are now pencilled in for repairs every 75 years rather than the recommended 20.

Alliance chairman Jim Crick said: 'Nine in 10 highway engineers in rural authorities say underfunding is creating a threat to road user safety.'

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