Thousands more cars are using Walton Bridge than before it was reinstalled five years ago, as councillors make calls for more funding for Surrey's roads.

Around 30,000 vehicles are using the £32m bridge between Walton and Shepperton everyday weekday, 4,000 more times than its predecessor.

The figures come from county council traffic surveys of the average number of vehicles using the bridges in 2010 and 2015 over a 12-hour period on weekdays.

Surrey has the slowest rush-hour roads in the UK with average speeds dipping to as low as 14 miles per hour, according to 2015 figures from the Department for Transport.

John Furey, Surrey County Council’s cabinet member for highways, said: “Surrey has some of the busiest roads in the country and they are under immense strain – these figures are further proof of that.

“With good quality roads playing a vital role in stimulating growth and Surrey and the South East being the engine room of the country’s economy, it makes sense for our highways to get the funding needed to ensure businesses continue to thrive for the benefit of the nation.”

The county council said it would cost nearly £460m to bring every Surrey road up to its best condition.