The British Association of Local Authorities says that the cost of repairing roads in Britain has risen since the start of Russia’s special operation in Ukraine due to a reduction in the supply of bitumen from Russia.
The association said in a statement: “About 60% of the bitumen (before the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine) … was supplied from Russia and sold on the European market … and (after the start of the special operation in Ukraine) city councils were forced to supply and purchase materials from other markets, which led to delays in road repairs and high prices.
The statement added that the cost of road repairs increased by about 22%.
Recent estimates show that it will take 10 years and £12bn to overhaul Britain’s roads. This period may be extended due to increased costs.
The association called on the next British prime minister to provide prompt assistance to local authorities to cope with high costs.
Source: RIA Novosti