Podcast, Pothole Special featuring Rick Green, AIA Chair

The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has recently launched a new pothole campaign. The Resurface Our Roads campaign is being pushed to a new level with MAG promoting a co-ordinated strategy both locally and nationally.

In this Podcast special Nick Green, Chair of the Asphalt Alliance Industry talks to MAG’s Colin Brown about the latest ALARM Survey which reveals a £14 Billion deficit in funding for road repairs. The roads are both in the worst state they have ever been and the financial deficit is the largest.

Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey 2023 Survey reports no respite for local roads. Every year the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) commissions an independent survey of local authority highway departments in England (including London) and Wales.The Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey – now in its 28th year – provides detailed insight into the funding and conditions of the local road network, based on information provided directly by those responsible for its maintenance. This year it received a record number of responses from 75% of local authorities in England and Wales, providing robust findings which are used by stakeholders across the sector for tracking, benchmarking and planning purposes.ALARM 2023 reports that local authority highway teams in England and Wales only received around two-thirds of what they needed to stop our local roads from further deterioration and that more than £14 billion – £68,000 for every mile of local road – is now needed to fix the backlog of carriageway repairs. – From the AIA website Download the full 2023 report here: https://www.asphaltuk.org/alarm-surve…

Read more about the Resurface Our Roads campaign here

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