From the BBC:

Dangerous rural roads ‘may need to shut’

Councils in England have warned that parts of the road network could become so unsafe they need to be shut completely.

rural roads


Local authorities don’t have the money (or the willingness to tax their ratepayers) to maintain the road system they’re responsible for (not to mention the impact of “severe weather”) – while senior governments are in the business of building more and bigger roads and bridges to handle ‘congestion’.

As we come to the end of the Motordom era, the readjustment is underway.