Bad roads cost drivers £90,000

The Moneynick Road on the A6, which is being upgraded
The Moneynick Road on the A6, which is being upgraded
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A total of more than £90,000 has been spent on repairing vehicles damaged by road defects in the last four years, it has been revealed.

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart highlighted how much Transport NI have spent on vehicle repairs as a result of damage caused by road defects.

In response to a question from the Upper Bann MLA, Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard produced figures showing over £90,000 spent between 2011–2015.

Carla said, “I have long campaigned for road improvements and these figures highlight that there is a lot of work still to be done.

“I will be lobbying the department to ensure Upper Bann is foremost in the spending on road improvements. The Minister also agreed in the Assembly to visit Upper Bann, in particular the Bannfoot, which had so much damage caused during recent flooding.

“If you want to highlight areas which need attention in the constituency feel free to contact my office and I will get this addressed.”