The need to address local road maintenance

The upcoming Autumn Statement should address the declining state of local roads, argues Howard Robinson

Alan Mackenzie outlines the key findings from this year’s Asphalt Industry Alliance survey and why they clearly indicate that the battle to rescue our crumbling local roads network is being lost.

Swathes of Britain’s road network risks becoming permanently strewn with potholes unless Government invests now in proper resurfacing, according to the Local Government Association.

The Road Surface Treatments Association has developed a number of initiatives to help progress and deliver best practice for its wider installation reports Howard Robinson, RSTA chief executive.

The appearance of the local area is a major source of public concern in itself – as big a concern as terrorism, according to recent Keep Britain Tidy research

The progress report of the pothole review being undertaken by the DfT's Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) has identified the growing problem of potholes.

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