Brightly column: Synergies between assets

By: Nick Vague, Senior Solutions Consultant, Brightly Software What happens when assets are NOT managed intelligently? It causes knock-on effects and disruption that could otherwise have been avoided.Picture this: A gully along a highway is running slow due to a broken pipe and a weather warning for heavy rain is in place. Overnight, the rainfall […]

Road condition “broadly stable” since 2016 – report

The condition of local roads continues to be broadly stable since 2016, particularly for classified roads. In 2023, the proportion of roads that should have been considered for maintenance is largely unchanged from the previous year. Local authorities reported the proportion of: The chart shows the trend in the percentage of local roads that should […]

ORR report shows England’s best and worst regions for motorway and A-road surface condition

A new report from the Office of Rail and Road shows that the condition of road surfaces in National Highways’ East region – covering Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex and Bedfordshire, is consistently lower than in the rest of England. The South West region, covering Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, and Wiltshire, consistently performs the best. ORR’s Benchmarking Road Surface […]

UK drivers say foreign roads put ours to shame

An overwhelming majority of UK drivers think the roads they’ve driven on in other European countries “put the UK’s potholed-plagued streets to shame”. New RAC Europe research found as many as 72% of drivers surveyed who have experience of driving abroad think the condition of roads – such as the number and severity of potholes […]

Heavier electric vehicles blamed for increased number of potholes

New analysis suggests electric cars damage roads twice as much as their petrol equivalents, which could be leading to more potholes on our roads. A study by The Telegraph newspaper has found that the average electric car more than doubles the wear on road surfaces, and that there are fears that electric cars could exacerbate […]


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