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AIA WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT OF £6 BILLION FOR LOCAL ROAD MAINTENANCE - 28 June 2013
The Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA), which represents companies producing and laying the materials for asphalt roads, reacts to the announcements made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer (26 June) and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury (27 June).
The annual national survey of local road network condition and funding published today (14 March 2013) reveals a crumbling road crisis of increasing concern, renewing calls for Government support for increased and longer term funding. The 18th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) Survey was completed by 75 per cent of councils across England and Wales and reports that the number of potholes filled over the last year rose to over two million, an increase of 29 per cent on the previous year.
BUSINESSES COUNT THE £5 BILLION COST OF BROKEN ROADS - 31 January 2013
Badly maintained local roads are costing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) £5 billion a year in wasted staff time, production delays, increased fuel consumption and vehicle damage repairs, according to research carried out by YouGov for the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA).