- The UK government is investing £8.3 billion from the scrapped HS2 project into fixing potholes on roads across England and Wales.
- A report by the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) states that it will cost an estimated £14 billion to completely restore the poor state of the roads in England and Wales.
Well, buckle up, folks (but maybe not too tight, or you’ll dig into your “pothole” savings)! The government is finally tackling the crème de la crumble of British roads – the notorious potholes. In a turn of events, an enormous £8.3 billion saved from the halted HS2 project has been reallocated to fix our beloved tyre-destroyers.
According to the Asphalt Industry Alliance, they have a mountain of work on their plate, asserting it will cost a whopping £14 billion to fully restore the roads, almost twice the size of Scrooge McDuck’s money bin! So, get ready for smoother rides, folks. Seems like we’re finally strolling from a world of “Thump! Clunk!” to a more “Vroom-vroom!” one. At this rate, maybe next they’ll start paving our roads in gold!