THERE are 6,000 roadworks currently taking place on Essex roads.

The county council topped a table of 81 local authorities who responded to a Freedom of Information request about works on their network.

East Yorkshire Council came second in the list with 2,066 ongoing roadworks.

The figures released by County Hall exclude works by utility companies or external developers, but do include planned works at the design stage but not started and works completed but not signed off.