National Pothole Day will not exist in the future if surface treatments are used more as part of a proactive highways strategy, says RSTA Chief Executive

Significant savings could be made on costs, resources and carbon by filling in fewer potholes in the future, if more highway authorities adopt a whole lifecycle approach that incorporates the use of surface treatments. This is the advice of Paul Boss, Chief Executive of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA).  He was commenting on National […]

Investing in surface dressing saves councils’ money in the long-term, says REA

The latest additional money (2023/24) for highway maintenance should be spent on preparation for surface dressing, to help prevent potholes forming in the future, and less money being spent on fixing them.  In subsequent years (2024/25 onwards), the additional money should be invested into  surface dressing and other preventative maintenance treatments. These are the thoughts […]

Keeping our local roads safe, without costing the Earth-the case for surface dressing

As the RSTA joins forces on a new campaign aimed at promoting the benefits of surface dressing as a solution to reducing potholes, the two organisations go into further details as to why all local authority asset managers should be using surface dressing as part of a proactive highways asset management strategy. Local authorities have […]

Protecting and preserving the network on this week’s Highways Voices

Even though the Chancellor’s budget, delivered just two weeks ago, indicated that budgets to maintain the local road network appear to have escaped further cuts, although as we sit in the middle of a three-year funding cycle-no further increase are expected for at least another two years. On this week’s Highways Voices podcast, we explore […]


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