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England’s 'best and worst' roads

A study by Citroen UK has revealed the best and worst maintained local roads across the country.

The Isle of Wight and the North East top the table of the best roads, with as few as 1% of local B and C roads in the boroughs requiring urgent maintenance, the study found.

The study also revealed that overall, almost 1 in 20 B and C roads across the network in England require some sort of maintenance.

Citroen’s analysis revealed some of the UK’s best-loved beauty spots are accessible via some of the most at-risk roads, including Devon’s golden coastlines, Somerset’s Chew Valley and the surrounding lakes, or York.

The North East in comparison has some of the most well-maintained local roads in England, with five out of the 12 local counties boasting the best roads in the North East.

Souad Wrixen, marketing director at Citroen UK, said: “It’s been an unprecedented year for travel up and down England, and while we’re sure that the state of the roads hasn’t put a dampener on things – we’re urging people to prioritise their comfort and well-being at these times.”

Citroen has launched six electric vehicles (EVs) in 2020, including the C5 Aircross SUV hybrid, the e-Dispatch van and Citroen e-C4.

The models feature Citroen Advanced Comfort, which includes Progressive Hydraulic Cushions, technology that integrates hydraulic bump stops to better control compression and rebound on uneven surfaces.

Towns and cities in England with the best roads (<1% of classified roads requiring maintenance)

Local Authority

Region

% of roads requiring urgent maintenance

Isle of Wight

South East

0

Hartlepool

North East

1

Middlesbrough

North East

1

Redcar and Cleveland

North East

1

Newcastle upon Tyne

North East

1

Sunderland

North East

1

Halton UA

North West

1

Liverpool

North West

1

Walsall

West Midlands

1

Kensington and Chelsea

London

1

Harrow

London

1

Milton Keynes

South East

1

Towns and cities in England with the worst roads (>10% of classified roads requiring maintenance)

Local Authority

Region

% of roads requiring urgent maintenance

York

Yorkshire and the Humber

25

Derby

East Midlands

19

Bath and North East Somerset

South West

16

Devon

South West

16

Shropshire

West Midlands

12

Stockport

North West

11

Manchester

North West

10

Tower Hamlets

London

10

 


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