Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) comment on the Welsh Assembly’s Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee report following its inquiry into the state of roads in Wales
Please attribute quote to Rick Green, Chairman, Asphalt Industry Alliance:
“The Welsh Assembly’s Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee should be applauded for its
thorough review and the pragmatic conclusions it has reached.
“We have long been banging the drum for sufficient and sustained funding for our local road network
and have recently called for an additional £1.5 billion* to be made available each year, for 10
years, for road maintenance in England and Wales.
“This would equate to more than doubling the current amount spent each year on maintaining Welsh
roads and is needed to clear the backlog and stop the on-going decline in conditions caused as a
result of years of underfunding.
“Looking ahead, our members would be happy to work in a Welsh Pavements Efficiency Group to advise
on the most effective materials and processes – one of the recommendations included in our own
submission to the enquiry.”
For more information please contact:
Samantha Stagg or Madeleine Hardman, AIA press and information office: T: +44 (0)207 222 0136
M: 07977 019648
E: email@example.com; W: www.asphaltuk.org
*For English and Welsh and London local authorities