Mike Alexander

June 16, 2023

How Do Weather Conditions Affect Roads?

While British weather is generally mild, any sudden changes in temperature, heavy rainfall, long periods of high heat, snow, fog or ice can cause significant impacts […]
June 16, 2023

What are roads made of in the UK?

Most British roads are constructed from asphalt, also referred to as tarmac, but that depends on the nature of the highway, with some older roads built […]
June 16, 2023

Is my road adopted by the council?

Responsibility for upgrades, maintenance and repairs on UK motorways, roads and residential streets is split between National Highways, local city, county and borough councils, and private […]
May 7, 2023

How do potholes form?

Let’s talk about potholes. As Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “The plague of potholes is a menace on our roads.” For so long now, motorists have […]
May 7, 2023

What Is a Classified Road?

Road classifications determine responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of the roadway and contribute to traffic planning and GPS systems, which use categories to suggest the […]
May 7, 2023

Repairing of Roads: How Is This Done and Who Is Responsible?

Roadway repairs vary considerably, from simple surface repairs to complete resurfacing projects, where the stability and structure of the carriageway require replacement or a more extensive […]
May 7, 2023

Street Maintenance: Who Maintains the Streets?

Motorways, major carriageways and the larger A roads throughout England are maintained by National Highways, previously known as the Highways Agency and Highways England. Transport Scotland and the Welsh […]
May 7, 2023

What Is the Difference Between a Sealed and Unsealed Road?

Sealed roads are the carriageways we normally drive upon, including motorways, residential streets, A roads, industrial estates, and parking areas. They are designed and built to […]
May 5, 2023

What does a red road surface mean?

Red asphalt generally means the area is reserved for bicycle or pedestrian use. Still, it can be used to delineate zones, prevent drivers from crossing into […]