March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 – Roadfile releases its latest research data – providing an overview of the key issues relating to roads.

Roadfile, provides a reliable source of information for all road related statistics, including road traffic figures.

Roadfile, now delivered by the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA), supports the role the road network plays in our society and economy. Each section of the data draws upon the most up-to-date information available from a wide range of official sources including, among others, the Department for Transport, Her Majesty’s Treasury, and the European Commission.

March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015 – Asphalt Industry Alliance

The 20th annual ALARM Survey highlights that, while we are moving in the right direction, a big task remains to bring the local road network up to scratch.

The Survey found that across England and Wales one in six of our roads is still classed as being in a poor condition and local authorities still need £12 billion, the same amount reported last year, to address the backlog of repairs.

The full ALARM Survey 2015 is available to view or download here

April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014 – Asphalt Industry Alliance

The 19th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) Survey reports that the estimated cost to get the local road network in England and Wales back into reasonable condition has increased to £12 billion (from £10.5 billion in 2013)

For the second year in a row, more than two million potholes (2,010,749) were filled in England and Wales over the course of the previous year. 

The damage caused by this winter’s record rainfall, however, is predicted to have counteracted much of that work, with highways departments anticipating worse road condition to come and the higher one-time catch-up cost of £12 billion.  Authorities in England have been affected the worst, reporting this estimated one-time cost as 30 per cent higher than last year, at an average of £90 million per authority.

The full ALARM Survey 2014 is available to view or download here.

14 October 2013

14 October 2013

The APPG has launched its report calling for urgent action to counteract the deterioration of local roads. In the report, ‘managing a valuable asset: improving local road condition’ the Group draws on its understanding of how this situation has arisen and what can be done to rectify it.

Local roads are vital to everyone’s daily lives and account for more than 95 per cent of the country’s network. The responsibility for a safe and efficient local road network lies with councils, whose service is funded both centrally and locally.

If action is not taken quickly, the expense of not doing so will continue to rise as roads require more serious structural repair, complete replacement or even closure. We need planned, preventative maintenance over the long term in order to bring our roads into a satisfactory steady state. This will require both more funding and more secure funding for periodic and structural maintenance, along with more efficient use of funding through asset management principals.

Click here to download the report…