MPs call for ring-fencing for local road maintenance again

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Better Roads has issued a report calling for central government to re-instate effective ring-fencing and multi-year settlements for local road maintenance. The report draws on a review of the Pothole Action Fund (2015/16-2020/21), which says it was a successful policy which contributed to marked improvements in the overall structural conditions […]

AIA says road statistics highlight reliance on local roads

Traffic on local roads is returning to pre-pandemic levels faster than on either the strategic road network or railways.  That’s just one of the trends highlighted on RoadFile, the online hub of road-related statistics delivered by the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA). The latest collated data forms part of a comprehensive update of publicly available information for the […]

AIA questions safer roads fund investment

The Asphalt Industry Alliance has called last week’s Department for Transport’s announcement that it’s spending £47.5 million in enhancing the safety of some of the most high-risk roads in England as “woefully behind what’s needed. Through the third round of the Safer Roads Fund, 27 new schemes will be delivered, which the government says will […]

This year’s AIA ALARM survey analysed on this week’s Highways Voices

It has been a year of records in the ALARM survey as the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) delivers its 28th edition, according to its Chairman, Rick Green, our guest on this week’s Highways Voices. Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Pocket Casts and never miss an episode! Local authorities have once again shown their […]


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