Recently the Department for Transport has released figures according to which 16% of the road network spread in Leeds in minor but urgent repair work. Each and every road in the city was inspected by the concerned officers. This survey was conducted in 2018/19.
The results of this survey said that the majority of the roads’ surface is damaged and deteriorated. The expected maintenance should be completed within the time period of 12 months.
If the roads of the B and C category are inspected, then it is found that 3% of these roads fall in the red category.
These figures have come out as the result of the pressure that is put on the Treasury by the Department for Transport. In this way, it would be possible to tackle all the potholes that are seen on local road networks.
Minor or unclassified are all those public roads, which are not classified as A, B, or C class roads. These are not even those roads which are agricultural or residential tracks.
According to the Department for Transport, there are different factors that can influence the road conditions including weather, funds, road traffic, and road maintenance strategies.
It is believed that the latest statistics have been greatly influenced by the early winter spell in 2018.