Road MaintenanceSwathes of Britain’s road network risks becoming permanently strewn with potholes unless Government invests now in proper resurfacing, according to the Local Government Association.

Motorway trafficThe three main themes of the recently published Pothole Review include prevention is better than cure, get it right first time and clarity of communication. These can all be addressed by the availability of the suite of best practice guides being developed by the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) together with ADEPT reports Howard Robinson, RSTA chief executive

Road MaintenanceThe progress report of the pothole review being undertaken by the DfT's Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) has identified the growing problem of potholes.

Recurrent winter road damage has prompted the DfT to examine best practice when dealing with pot holes. The Roads Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) digs deeper into the issue

Road maintenanceDavid Weeks, director of the Asphalt Industry Alliance, looks at the state of the UK's roads and urges the government to commit to increased funding for critically important maintenance

Bridge beamsWhether below ground, on the surface or above ground, the benefits of using precast during construction and maintenance are many, says Martin Clarke, chief executive, British Precast

Poor drainage in EcuadorGordon R. Keller, geotechnical engineer, US Forest Service, introduces a unique field guide and training programme to promote road engineering with a holistic perspective

New concept traffic lightsYuri Kozin, consultant, Russian Federation, introduces a simple new idea that could make a significant contribution to reducing traffic violations and promoting road safety

TRLPaul Blakeman, consultant, Managed Motorways Optimisation, TRL, and Jill Weekley, Transport consultant, TRL, discusses the problem of congestion and how to best deal with it

SnowPeter Wake, associate at Weightmans LLP, takes a look at a report into how the UK transport system dealt with the extreme weather during the last two winters