Fixing the current road maintenance backlog will take local authorities 12 years based on today’s budgets, the Asphalt Industry Alliance has warned. In it latest Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey, published today (3 April), the AIA welcomed the new investment in the country’s road infrastructure the government has made available from April 2015. It added this would return road maintenance budgets to where they were before the 2010 spending review took place, providing inflation does not erode the […]
The RHA has said research claiming that road building fails to cut congestion and bring economic benefits, whilst creating higher than expected pollution levels, is misguided.
A piecemeal, stop-go approach to funding for road maintenance has made it difficult for highways authorities to deliver maintenance cost-effectively over recent decades, the Public Accounts Committee has said.