CHESHIRE East's roads are more damaged than Cheshire West's, survey figures have revealed.

Around one in every 100 miles of main road in Cheshire West and Chester needs repairing, figures suggest, compared with one in 20 miles in Cheshire East.

The AA said England’s roads are stuck in a rut with motorists facing a 'plethora of potholes' on their journeys.

Council-run roads were surveyed in the 12 months to March 2021 and classed as 'red' if they should be considered for maintenance.

Figures from the department of transport show one per cent of A roads in Cheshire West were put in this worst category – unchanged from in 2019-20.

And four percent of B and C roads were also in need of work.

The proportion of A roads in need of repair is among the lowest in England.

In Cheshire East five per cent of A roads in Cheshire East were put in the red category – up from 4 per cent in 2019-20.

And five per cent of B and C roads were also in need of work.

The proportion of A roads in need of repair in Cheshire East is above the average across England.

The examinations are largely done using scanner machines, which identify sections of road worn by use or affected by ruts, bumps or potholes.

However, the DfT said a different method was used in Cheshire West and East, which means the areas should not be directly compared to others.

A recent AA survey indicated that nine out of 10 drivers want the Government to heavily invest in fixing local roads.

The organisation’s head of roads policy, Jack Cousens, said: "While the Government claims road conditions are ‘stable’, the harsh reality is that they are stuck in a rut.

“Road users don’t have to travel too far from home to see a plethora of potholes, fractured tarmac, worn away surfaces and faded road markings which make driving and cycling uncomfortable at best and dangerous at worst.”

A DfT spokesman said: “The Government is investing more than £5 billion in roads maintenance over this parliament, enough to fill in millions of potholes a year, repair dozens of bridges, and help resurface roads up and down the country."