COMMENT FROM THE ASPHALT INDUSTRY ALLIANCE ON THE NEED TO INVEST IN THE LOCAL ROAD NETWORK “Over £1 billion has been spent on chasing and filling potholes over the last decade* – what a waste. What’s needed is investment in effective road maintenance, which will improve the condition of our roads and help prevent potholes […]
“We agree with the Transport Select Committee’s report and the Government’s response on the need for a long-term approach to investment in highways maintenance.
Statement following the Chancellor’s Spending Review Statement
Comment from AIA on Transport Select Committee’s report ‘Local roads funding and maintenance: filling the gap’
“With our own ALARM survey highlighting that there is a highway maintenance backlog of more than £9 billion, it’s no surprise that the Transport Select Committee has concluded that the local road network needs investment. “Local roads are the lifeblood of our economy and communities and we support the Committee’s call for a significant and […]
There are signs that an increase in local authority highway maintenance budgets is stemming the decline in the condition of the local road network, but the increased investment is still falling short of the amount needed to maintain local roads to target conditions. This year’s Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey, published today (March […]
Statement from AIA Chairman, Rick Green, regarding DfT announcement of consultation on new asphalt standards
The Asphalt Industry Alliance’s Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey has highlighted for many years the impact of utility reinstatements on local authorities’ carriageway maintenance budgets.
The long-range UK weather forecast suggests that there will be an early end to winter, but for local authorities dealing with the impact of last week’s cold snap on road conditions, the outlook remains gloomy.
It’s been a busy few months for the AIA. Our Chairman Rick Green and Directors David Giles and Malcolm Simms have been involved in numerous public affairs engagements, media interviews, and industry conferences in our efforts to keep the link between local roads funding and conditions firmly on the agenda. In addition, the findings of […]
AIA representatives recently attended a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Highways, which it supports. The group, chaired by Sir Christopher Chope MP, welcomed speakers from Oxfordshire County Council – Councillor Yvonne Constance, Cabinet Member for the Environment (including Transport) and Paul Fermer, Assistant Director – Infrastructure Operations. Cllr Constance explained to the […]
AIA hopes extra funding for announced in the budget is the first step towards sustained annual increases in local road maintenance funding
Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) comment re today’s budget announcement that there will be an extra £420 million for local authorities’ highway budgets in this financial year: Please attribute quote to Rick Green, Chairman, Asphalt Industry Alliance “The additional funds announced today will go some way towards tackling the annual shortfall local authorities have in their […]