North Somerset’s roads declared some of England’s best

PUBLISHED: 15:07 28 February 2018




North Somerset’s major roads are some of the best in the country, according to a national study published last week.

The Department for Transport’s (DfT) annual road conditions survey studies networks across the country to judge what percentage should be considered for maintenance.

In 2017 just one per cent of the district’s A roads were found to be in need of repair while the figure stands at four per cent for B and C roads – well below the eight per cent South West average.

Councillor Elfan Ap Rees, North Somerset’s member with responsibility for highways, said: “This latest DfT survey shows both our investment and strategic approach are paying off.

“Three years ago we committed to investing in our roads and we have adopted a whole-life proactive approach to roads to make sure that, wherever possible, preventative work is carried out to extend the life of road surfaces before more costly repairs are needed.”

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