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4,000 poll finds holes not just in Blackburn, Lancashire

THE A12 from London to Great Yarmouth has been named as Britain’s worst conditioned road.

A poll of 4,000 drivers identified the 10 worst roads in Britain with second place awarded to the M8 motorway in Scotland.

More than 85% said they wanted the government to spend more on roads to repair cracks, potholes and uneven surfaces.

It was carried out by insurance company, Cornhill Direct, whose spokesman Mark Bishop said: ‘Pot holes and uneven surfaces can be a contributory factor in road accidents. As a road safety measure, local authorities should act quickly to repair damaged roads.’

Top 10 worst roads in Britain

  • A12, between Colchester and Braintree – constant problems with patch up work and pot holes, as well as regular closures due to 24 hour road works.

  • M8, the motorway between Glasgow and Edinburgh is in a constant state of disrepair, and is particularly bad for pot holes around Junction 3. Often lengthy stretches of road works.

  • A30, Westbound and Eastbound between Bodmin and Cornwall, 24 hour road works and contra flow in operation.

  • A361, near Glastonbury. Terrible uneven road surface and pot holes mean restrictions and road works.

  • M6, 80 pot holes were recorded along the Birmingham stretch between junction 8 and 5 last summer.

  • M5, Northbound between junctions 12 and 10 particularly slippery and prone to flooding.

  • A338, the road between Great Shefford and Junction 14 of the M4 suffers from huge pot holes.

  • M5, Avonmouth Bridge, northbound and southbound is notoriously bad for congestion, shaky surface, constant road works and the sheer volume of traffic.

  • A525, the major road is particularly bad in the Wrexham area, there is a diversion and road works in place due to the new one way system being created for the Meadow Development Scheme.

  • M74, crater ridden stretches, particularly bad in the Lanarkshire area.
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