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Parliamentary group calls for action over local roads

22/10/2013

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Highway Maintenance has called for urgent action to stop local roads deteriorating.

Funding approved for road and rail projects

16/12/2013

The government has approved funding to tackle a number of congested local roads and improve key points on the strategic road network.

£140m funding boost for roads hit by bad weather

11/03/2014

An extra £140million is being made available by the government to help repair flood-damaged roads.

£30m investment to improve roads in West Sussex

15/04/2014

West Sussex County Council is investing £30 million to repair the county’s local roads over the next two years.

Councils urged to apply for £168m pothole repair fund

24/04/2014

Local authorities are being invited to bid for a share of a £168 million pothole fund to repair local roads.

Government funding designed to improve air quality on local roads

02/06/2014

Towns and cities across England are being invited to bid for funding that is aimed at improving air quality on local roads.

Transport network “at risk”, ICE report claims

26/06/2014

The government and local authorities must establish a more ambitious joint programme to clear the road maintenance backlog. That’s one of the key recommendations from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) after local transport was graded D- (“at risk”) in its State of the Nation: Infrastructure 2014 “scorecard” report published today (26 June).

Roads Minister wants local roads to be managed cost effectively

01/10/2014

EXCLUSIVE: Roads Minister Robert Goodwill says there will be no rewarding bad practice when it comes to deciding capital maintenance allocations for local authorities.

Poll finds infrastructure quality could get worse

05/11/2014

A survey carried out by CBI/URS has found that more than 50% of businesses expect strategic and local roads to worsen in the next five years.

£6bn to be spent on local roads

29/12/2014

The government will spend £6 billion on tackling potholes and improving local roads between 2015 and 2021.

Councils facing backlog of pothole repairs

06/01/2015

Councils across Britain are facing huge backlogs of pothole repairs, according to information obtained by the Press Association.

Twenty eight councils receive share of highways funding

24/03/2015

Twenty eight councils across England will receive a share of £275 million for major local roads maintenance after winning government funding.

Cost of roads repair backlog is still £12bn

26/03/2015

The estimated cost to get the local road network in England and Wales back into reasonable condition remains at £12 billion – despite a 33% increase in the number of potholes filled over the last year.

AIA calls on incoming government to prioritise local roads

20/04/2015

The Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) has called on the incoming government to make local road funding a priority.

RSTA warning over local roads funding

13/07/2015

Reduced government funding of local authorities could lead to further deterioration in the road network, the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has warned.

Motorists concerned about condition of local roads

08/09/2015

The condition of local roads has been named as drivers top motoring concern, according to a report carried out by the RAC.

Local road spending at lowest level for a decade

24/11/2015

Capital spending on local roads in England is at its lowest level for well over a decade.

Increase in vehicles damaged by potholes

22/01/2016

The RAC has reported a 24% year-on-year increase in the number of call-outs to vehicles that have suffered damage due to potholed roads and poor surfaces.

Local roads continue to suffer, ALARM survey finds

23/03/2016

Local roads are deteriorating at a faster rate than they can be repaired, according to Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) chairman Alan Mackenzie. The findings of the latest Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey reveal that the estimated cost to get the local road network in England and Wales back into reasonable condition is at almost £12 billion.

Dragon unleashed on Oxfordshire’s potholes

30/03/2016

Oxfordshire County Council has deployed a new weapon in its battle against potholes – a ‘Dragon’.

DfT reveals details of £50m pothole funding allocation

07/04/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) has set out how £50 million of funding will be spent on repairing almost one million potholes across the country over the next year.

Roads Minister: Time to share ideas

18/05/2016

Roads Minister Andrew Jones has called on local authorities to share ideas and learn from one another when it comes to adopting asset management.  

Highways Delivery event to take place

07/06/2016

A one-day conference entitled ‘Highways Delivery: Integrating national and local roads’ will take place at the London Transport Museum on 23 June.

Deliver infrastructure projects now, CECA warns

28/07/2016

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has warned that a flatlining infrastructure sector could spell trouble for the economy.

RAC analysis shows quality of local roads has deteriorated

30/07/2016

Statistical analysis of the RAC’s pothole-related call-outs over the last 10 years shows that the quality of Britain’s roads has deteriorated substantially over time.

Survey shows widespread dissatisfaction with state of roads

31/08/2016

A new survey carried out by technology company Yotta has revealed widespread public dissatisfaction with the UK road network.

RSTA calls on Chancellor to focus on local roads

04/10/2016

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called on the new Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to recognise the value of local roads in his upcoming Autumn Statement.

RSTA welcomes Major Road Network study

18/10/2016

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has welcomed the publication of the Rees Jeffrey’s Report ‘A Major Road Network for England’.

AIA: Invest in local roads

31/10/2016

The chairman of the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) has called on the government to commit more investment into local roads ahead of the Autumn Statement.

Chancellor to unveil £1.3bn roads improvement package

21/11/2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond will unveil a £1.3 billion package of local road improvements and congestion busting schemes in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday (23 November).

Chancellor confirms infrastructure investment in Autumn Statement

23/11/2016

Major investment in infrastructure and a package of road improvements were just some of the plans revealed by Chancellor Philip Hammond in the Government's Autumn Statement today (23 November).

Major Road Network proposals gaining traction

04/01/2017

The co-authors of the Rees Jeffrey’s Report ‘A Major Road Network for England’ are increasingly optimistic that the study’s proposals will be taken forward.

Councils find out their share of £1.2bn local roads funding

13/01/2017

The Department for Transport (DfT) has allocated £1.2 billion of local roads funding to councils across England.

Local roads innovation group gets thumbs up from DfT

17/05/2018

The Department for Transport (DfT) has celebrated the work of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), which has provided a 'national support network’ for asset management and just launched a new website providing a portal to share best practice and facilitate benchmarking.

Transport bodies criticise 'perverse' local roads funding gap

09/10/2018

A coalition of transport bodies has warned that without adequate and stable funding the maintenance backlog on local roads will pass to future generations.

Norman says local RIS is hanging in the Treasury's balance

26/11/2018

Attempts to introduce a five-year funding package are in the balance, awaiting Treasury agreement, transport minister Jesse Norman has said.

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