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South Lanarkshire councillor warns of impact of budget crisis

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A South Lanarkshire councillor is warning of deteriorating infrastructure as a result of funding pressures.Chair of the community and enterprise resources committee Robert Brown (Rutherglen South), fears that the continuing funding pressures on the council could impact the level of essential maintenance it can afford to carry out.He said: “The public are well aware that many roads, bridges and pavements need investment.

Increased numbers of potholes, deteriorating surfaces, erosion due to weather, roads and pavements in poor overall condition – the work required on all our road infrastructure is extensive and growing.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

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This means that the public only gets 70 per cent of the work done on road resurfacing that the same money bought a couple of years ago.“Last year, the backlog of roads repairs increased to £106.5million.

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