The Evening Times has consistently highlighted the state of some roads and campaigned to have them repaired and for those responsible for damage to be made to pay their share of the costs.
In the last two years the council has invested significantly larger sums, trebling the repair budget in a bid to keep up with the backlog and achieve lasting solutions and not false economy patch-up repairs.
There obviously needs to be more action which must include councils, utility firms and Scottish Government to attempt to tackle the worst roads now and ensure we are able to cope with the inevitable wear and tear especially after winter.
Motorists can't afford the added cost of repairs and the council certainly is in no position to be handing out sums like this on an annual basis.
The fact that Glasgow is accountable for 80% of the overall Scottish total shows that the city needs to be singled out for urgent, targeted action.
Much, but not all, of the damage is caused by utility firms scrimping on repair jobs, which must be stopped and cash found for a proper, lasting solution.