AN extra £8m will be invested in improving Shropshire’s roads this year, with up to £120m added to Shropshire Council’s highways budget in the next four years if councillors approve a report to the meeting of full Council today.

The report acknowledges that in recent years the highways network in Shropshire and nationally has deteriorated significantly leading to an increase in the number of potholes, and in the number of complaints from customers, particularly in the winter months.

It says that whilst a great deal of work has taken place over the past year to ensure that budgets are spent as effectively as possible, current levels of funding are insufficient .