UK road repair bill hits £12bn


Local roads in England and Wales are resurfaced on average once every 70 years and the repair backlog has now topped GBP12bn, according to a survey highlighting the scale of the problem faced by highways engineers.

The Asphalt Industry Alliance’s (AIA) annual local authority road maintenance (ALARM) survey found councils would have needed an extra GBP1bn in 2021 just to reach their own target road conditions, before even thinking about tackling the backlog of repairs.

It also found almost one […]

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