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Showing road maintenance has socio-economic benefits is key to unlocking the cash

Ian Knott and James Elliot
29 September 2017
Ian Knott is a project director at Mott MacDonald
Ian Knott is a project director at Mott MacDonald
James Elliott is director of Elliott Asset Management. Both are members of the Highways Term Maintenance Association’s (HTMA) asset management group.
James Elliott is director of Elliott Asset Management. Both are members of the Highways Term Maintenance Association’s (HTMA) asset management group.

 

Deep down everyone knows that roads are the backbone of life in the UK. Just as simple examples, try getting to work, see friends, or buy food without them. But they are at the bottom of the pile when it comes to money being allocated to look after them. 

Maybe roads are neglected because they are just as much a part of everyday experience as the sun rising and setting. If most people think of roads at all, other than when they are congested or being dug up, they feature as just long grey...

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