Fixing roads is bad, actually

The reason behind road disrepair is that the cost of running road vehicles is not equivalent to the negative consequences of driving them. We should reduce speed limits and implement road tolls where it makes sense, as well as tax vehicles based on curb weight so that vehicles that do more wear to our roads are responsible for keeping them maintained. The money raised through these measures can be used for road maintenance, but also for things like offsetting air pollution and investing in more efficient public transport.

Not everything here is something local councils can directly tackle, but a cycle of trying to maintain roads with a financial deficit without tackling the reasons why our roads are worn down in the first place will fix nothing. This is especially important with the introduction of BEV's, which are heavier than alternatives and will damage our roads sooner.