6 March 2019

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.
We are supportive of the DfT’s consultation on the updated Specification, including the review of an extended guarantee for repairs related to utility work, bringing them closer in line with those for road construction.
Specialists from across highway industry have contributed to the development of the revised Specification, which forms the basis of the DfT’s consultation announced today and the sector continues to invest heavily in the development of materials and technologies to enhance the durability, safety and sustainability of asphalt.

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