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ALARM reveals local road condition failing to deliver

  • Tuesday March 20, 2018

The Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) have today (20th March 2018) issued a press release on the findings of its 2018 Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey which includes comments from organisations including the RAC Foundation and LGA.

It provides a snapshot on the condition of the local road network in England and Wales.

This year’s survey highlights that:

  • There are difficult choices to be made at both local and national level but the government needs to provide adequate funding for a well maintained and safe local road network if it wants to support communities and drive economic growth.
  • More than 24,000 miles of local road identified as needing essential maintenance within the next year – almost the whole way around the world.
  • English and Welsh local authorities are reporting a shortfall in funding totalling nearly £556 million a year – equivalent to £3.3 million per authority.
  • Local authorities need over £9.3 billion to bring the network up to scratch and, given adequate funding and resources, it will take 14 years to implement this one-time catch up.
  • Over the last 10 years 17.9 million potholes have been filled at a cost exceeding £1 billion. In the last year, 1.5 million were filled – one every 21 seconds.

To read the full press release visit

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