Saturday 22 July 2017

Solution to financing of road repairs is needed

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.

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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