ROADS on the Isle of Wight are the worst in the country, according to new figures.
A survey by the GMB union has put the Island top of the list, with more than half of roads requiring attention.
The figures revealed 55 per cent of the Island's roads required attention, with 41 per cent showing some deterioration and 14 per cent showing considerable deterioration, which may require maintenance within the next 12 months.
North Lincolnshire was second with 47 per cent of its roads needing work, followed by the City of London and Nottingham.
Edward Giles, Isle of Wight Council cabinet member for highways, transport and waste, said: "I am sure residents who use our roads will not be surprised by the findings of the GMB survey.
"Thankfully, from April next year work will begin on the Highways PFI to bring the whole network up to the high standard residents rightly expect."
According to the 2010/11 survey, compensation claims are up by 40 per cent in some areas of the country and many roads are badly damaged and littered with potholes.
The 25-year Isle of Wight roads PFI is set to start next year, which the council claim will give the Island some of the best road surfaces in the country.
Under the £260 million PFI virtually all of the Island’s 500 miles of roads will be resurfaced or rebuilt, footways, designated cycle routes, grass verges, CCTV networks, street-lights and street furniture upgraded, and upgraded roads maintained over the life of the project.