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New guide lays down life expectancy for road surfaces

30/06/2011

New guidance on the service life for road surface treatments will help highway authorities undertake proper asset management by providing a recognised standard for lifecycle planning and asset valuation.

Road surfacing industry shares cost-saving ideas

05/01/2012

A major conference is being held to explore ways of maintaining the road network more efficiently as pressure grows on budgets.

Road surface technology diploma launched

29/03/2012

The University of Derby with the support of the Road Surface Treatments Association is launching a new three-year Diploma in Road Surface Technology.

Best practice group set-up for patch repairs

25/02/2013

The Road Surface Treatments Association has established a new industry group to forward industry best practice for the patch repairs of roads.

New code for better road crack sealing

07/03/2013

The Road Surface Treatments Association has set out best practice procedures for  crack sealing and joint repair systems for road surfaces.

RSTA calls for road maintenance funding

07/06/2013

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called for a number of commitments from the Government in order to ensure sufficient funding for road maintenance.

RSTA welcomes long-term funding for roads

24/07/2013

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has welcomed the possibility of greater long-term certainty of road maintenance funding, but has issued a note of caution.

RSTA welcomes asset management guidance

15/08/2013

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has welcomed the launch of guidance on why asset management is the best way forward for highway maintenance funding.

RSTA looks to minimise future skills crisis

20/08/2013

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has developed an active training programme specific to the road surface sector.

RSTA launches new code of practice

02/09/2013

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has published best practice guidance on the installation of innovative patching systems for road maintenance.

New group to promote road re-texturing and re-profiling

23/10/2013

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has established a new sub-committee that will promote the benefits of road re-texturing and re-profiling.

RSTA calls for real action on deteriorating road network

31/10/2013

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called on Chancellor George Osborne to use his forthcoming Autumn Statement as an opportunity to announce real action to tackle the UK’s crumbling road network.

RSTA surfacing seminar in Liverpool

24/03/2011

The Road Surface Treatments Association is running a one day training seminar in Liverpool next month covering all the latest developments in the industry.

Roads underspend should be used to address pothole crisis

03/03/2014

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) wants spare funds to be used to help address the UK’s deteriorating road network.

More funding needed to repair flood-damaged roads

05/03/2014

Howard Robinson from the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) wants the government to provide extra funding for road repair and maintenance.

New chairman for RSTA

07/04/2014

Paul Goosey, divisional director of Eurovia Specialist Treatments, has been appointed chairman of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA).

Increased traffic congestion putting pressure on roads

21/11/2014

Road maintenance funding is inadequate to meet the demands of rising traffic levels, according to the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA).

RSTA award winners announced

20/04/2015

The winners of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) 2015 Health and Safety Awards have been announced.

Harper appointed as new RSTA chairman

19/05/2015

Mike Harper has been appointed as the new chairman of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA).

RSTA: Invest in roads to improve economy

15/06/2015

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called on the government to fully recognise the social and economic benefits of a well-maintained road network.

New surfacing guide launched

16/06/2015

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has launched a definitive industry guide to a variety of surfacing techniques that are used to maintain the highway network.

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.

Cyclists fall victim to deteriorating roads

03/09/2015

Deteriorating road surfaces are one of the main factors behind a significant increase in the numbers of cyclists being killed or seriously injured, according to the CTC, the national cycling charity.

Video highlights importance of surface dressing

08/09/2015

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) and the British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF) have produced a new video which explains why surface dressing is an important road maintenance technique for keeping bikers safe.

Pothole problem covers 12,000 miles, report reveals

19/11/2015

Almost 12,000 miles of roads are blighted by potholes, according to a report carried out by LV=Road Rescue.

RSTA wants extra funding for flood damaged roads

11/01/2016

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called on the government to provide extra funding for the repair of flood damaged roads.

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.

RSTA conference to take place

01/03/2016

The Road Surface Treatment Association’s (RSTA) Annual Conference will take place at the Belfry on 7 April.

RSTA to offer industry insight at this year’s Highways SIB

26/04/2016

The highways sector will be able to gain an insight into how surface treatments contribute towards local authorities asset management plans during a one-hour interactive workshop put on by the Road Surface Treatments Association at this year’s Highways SIB (Seeing is Believing) event.

RSTA calls for increase in road maintenance budgets

10/05/2016

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called for an increase in local road maintenance funding after statistics released by the Department for Transport (DfT) showed an increase in the number of licensed vehicles on the network.

RSTA: Spend more money on roads to cope with rise in car journeys

20/06/2016

A predicted rise in car journeys underlines the need for a well maintained road network, according to the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA).

Hertfordshire’s pothole approach saves £730,000

21/07/2016

Hertfordshire County Council’s new inspection approach to tackling potholes has helped the local authority save £730,000.

RSTA wants national standard for repairing potholes

01/08/2016

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called on local authorities to agree on a national standard when it comes to repairing potholes.  

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’.

RSTA: Investment in roads needed to cope with increased traffic

15/11/2016

The head of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) says increased traffic on the network demonstrates the need for well maintained roads.

Industry reacts to Autumn Statement

24/11/2016

The industry has given its reaction to Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement.

RSTA calls for action on National Pothole Day

16/01/2017

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has put out a call for action to address the state of the UK's deteriorating local road network.

Happy Pothole Day! RSTA calls local roads ‘a national disgrace’

08/03/2018

On the fourth annual National Pothole Day, a leading industry body has declared that potholes on local roads have gone from a local problem to ‘a national disgrace’.

The long drive to tackle network inequality

17/04/2019

The 2019 Road Surface Treatments Association annual conference last week asked: is the local road network open for business? The answer from a range of industry speakers was: only just.

Cracks in the road

26/06/2019

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RSTA chief: Plan ahead to prevent cracks on smart motorways

09/07/2019

A senior figure in the sector has called for more proactive asphalt protection planning in utilities works and smart motorway upgrades - warning that a lack of early investment could see cracks appear in motorways.

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