Government’s patch and mend road strategy has failed, new report claims


The government’s strategy for roads funding has been branded “a failure” after money was used repeatedly to fill in potholes and not address the resilience of the network, according to a report. The Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) said inconsistent funding has resulted in wasteful patch and mend repairs, with local authorities unable to implement more cost effective, proactive repairs. The AIA’s annual local road maintenance (ALARM) survey said the legacy of erratic funding in England and Wales was preventing highways […]