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Solution to financing of road repairs is needed

Published 04/04/2011 | 08:52

WHILE we struggle, in varying degrees of anger and perplexity, to cope with the consequences of the economic crash, we have just had a sharp reminder of one of the many things that went wrong during the boom, which preceded the catastrophe.

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The Government lately thrown out of office in spectacular style built motorways -- belatedly and too expensively, but nobody could doubt the necessity. Meanwhile, however, it neglected the secondary and local roads.

And, as everybody knows from day-to-day life experience, when one thing goes wrong, another follows; and another, and another. For two years running, we experienced exceptional winter weather, snow and floods. This had a disastrous effect on road surfaces.

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