AIA comment on Highways England's switch to warm asphalts

“We welcome Highways England’s announcement that the use, as standard, of warm mix asphalts (WMAs) is now encouraged on the strategic road network.

“The AIA has long-advocated the role that WMAs can play in reducing production carbon emissions, improving efficiencies and delivering health and safety benefits. This includes our support in 2019 of the All Party Parliamentary Group’s (APPG) for Highways (now renamed the APPG for Better Roads) ‘Working for Better Roads’, report which encouraged the uptake of WMA solutions - including by the removal of practical and procurement barriers that prevented its broader adoption.

“This move by Highways England will reduce time and costs associated with seeking departures and will also help pave the way for the wider acceptance of WMAs on local roads which represent 97% of the total network – delivering scalable carbon reduction benefits”stated Rick Green - AIA Chair.