Labour are letting Cardiff's roads crumble, say local Lib Dems

A lack of investment in Cardiff's highways by the city's Labour council has left roads in a poor state, the local Liberal Democrats have said.

Cardiff Council last week released an expanded list of roads that are planned to be subject to repair or preventative works over the next year, but that list still neglects dozens of well-used highways and residential streets.

The party are proposing a motion at Thursday's full council meeting calling for more investment in Cardiff's crumbling road infrastructure. The motion comes as Welsh Government figures suggest Cardiff has seen a bigger reduction in roads investment since Labour took control of the council than other Labour-run councils in south Wales.

Cllr Joseph Carter, Liberal Democrat councillor for Pentwyn and proposer of the motion, said:
"When other Labour councils like Swansea and Bridgend are increasing investment in their roads, Cardiff Labour has chosen to slash highways spending year after year. Labour are now spending over £24 a year less per head on our roads than when the Lib Dems ran Cardiff.

"My own community of Pentwyn and Llanedeyrn only has two roads due to be resurfaced, for example, yet I can think of at least another eight that need attention without too much difficulty. The same is true across the rest of our city, yet while hardworking Lib Dem campaigners have brought these to the attention of the council, Labour seem intent on ignoring the needs of our communities.

"The lack of forward planning and proper investment in our roads has left them crumbling, with plenty of streets looking more like patchwork quilts having had so many quick repairs done. With the Lib Dems being Labour's only clear challenger for control of the council next year, it seems the task will fall to us to bring our roads up to scratch."

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