Third of roads in Sutton need resurfacing
7:20am Friday 20th July 2012 in Top stories
About a third of roads in Sutton require attention for possible resurfacing.
Figures released last week showed 25 per cent of roads show some deterioration and require treatment.
Four per cent of roads showed considerable deterioration and may need maintenance in the next 12 months The 2010-11 Department for Transport statistics, obtained by union GMB, show Sutton is among the worst third of London boroughs for the deterioration of its roads.
Paul Hayes, GMB Regional Secretary, said "It is clear from the official data that our roads are in a shocking state with almost a third needing attention."
"Local authorities are cutting back on road maintenance because of the budget cuts forced on them by the government so the problem is likely to get worse.
"Indeed, even when repairs are being carried out it is often done on the cheap to a low standard so it’s soon in a mess again. Every community has a right to expect decent roads and councils should be recognising this as a priority."