Engineering

Title: Lifelines England

Organisation: Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA)
Date uploaded: 27th March 2014
Date published/launched: March 2014

Half of all road markings on England's highways are so worn that they need replacing immediately or need to be scheduled for replacement now, according to a survey of nearly 4,000km of the country's roads.

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Half of all road markings on England’s highways are so worn that they need replacing immediately or need to be scheduled for replacement now, according to a survey of nearly 4,000km of the country’s roads.

LifeLines England is a report based on a survey carried out by the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA). The survey found that 52% of markings on motorways, 42% on dual carriageways, and 48% on single carriageways, all need replacing immediately or need to be scheduled for replacement now.

The survey also shows that just 16% of markings on England’s motorways and 13% on single carriageways make the “excellent” grade.

The RSMA hopes the report will help the Highways Agency, local authorities and main contractors, identify where "inadequate attention is being paid to road markings". It is also willing to make all the detailed data from its survey available to any highways authority that requests it.

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