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As many as one in eight local roads could be closed to traffic within a year because of a huge backlog of pothole repairs, according to the ALARM study, published 20 March.
It shows that 12 per cent of the local road network — equivalent to almost 24,500 miles — is in need of “essential maintenance” over the next 12 months. Twenty per cent of roads in England and Wales have less than five years’ life remaining, up from 17 per cent last year and 12 per cent in 2016. Affected roads will need extensive repairs, including complete resurfacing in some areas, and could be closed.
Each year the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) commissions an independent survey of local authority highways departments in England and Wales. The Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance Survey (ALARM) aims to take a snapshot of the general condition of the local road network, providing a means of tracking any improvement or deterioration. The 2018 ALARM survey – the 23rd annual report – highlights that you could drive almost around the world on the length of roads in England and Wales that could fail in the next 12 months. Get the full picture here:http://www.asphaltuk.org/alarm-survey-page/ or download PDF.
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