Telford and Wrekin Council invests £18m on road repairs

The Iron Bridge
Image caption The money will be spent on repairs such as a wall on the Church Road side of Ironbridge Gorge

Nearly £18m is due to be spent repairing roads, footpaths and bridges in Shropshire.

Telford and Wrekin Council said £7.5m would be spent this financial year and £6.3m in 2013-14.

The Labour-controlled council said it has so far decided to contribute £4.5m and the remaining money would come from the Department of Transport.

Councillor Shaun Davies said: "We are still catching up on the damage done to our roads by the previous three years."

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