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 […]

Somerset announces new road surface repair and improvement contracts

Somerset Council has awarded contracts to Kiely Bros, Heidelberg Materials and Octavius Infrastructure to deliver essential road maintenance services as well as improvements on its network across the County. The Council has awarded four-year contracts with Kiely’s and Heidelberg Materials to deliver surface treatment services and resurfacing services respectively, while a third four-year contract has […]

Westmorland and Furness Council starts search for contractor to deliver surface treatments

Westmorland and Furness Council has started its search for a contractor to deliver capital highway maintenance works with a focus on surface treatments. The services to be delivered under this contract are capital highway maintenance works to repair worn out carriageway. Primary works will include surface dressing, micro asphalt, asphalt preservation, high friction surfacing work […]

Road maintenance carried out in south Oxfordshire using innovative recycling technique

A south Oxfordshire road has being resurfaced using an innovative recycling technique which reuses all of the existing surfacing material and saved hundreds of tonnes of carbon. The technique, known as in-situ cold recycling, also allowed the road to be reopened eight days quicker than by using conventional resurfacing techniques. Oxfordshire County Council carried out […]

Micro-asphalt plans for resident roads in Lincolnshire

Seventy-seven roads in Lincolnshire are getting a share of a £700,000 surface dressing roads scheme that starts this month. Selected residential roads across Lincolnshire are getting a special road surfacing treatment designed specifically for suburban areas. Micro-asphalt is a surface treatment that is a preventative measure used to seal the existing road surface, improve the […]

Road treatment and resurfacing falls to lowest level in five years

The number of miles of road in England resurfaced or given life-extending treatment is at its lowest point in five years, RAC analysis of government data has revealed. In 2021/2022 figures show just 1,123 miles of all types of road were resurfaced compared to 1,588 in 2017/2018 – this equates to a 29% reduction (465 […]

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 […]

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