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From the Archives


Experimental work on roads

Some things just never change - here we are in 2021, as eager as ever to advance the design, maintenance and improvement of road use.  And of working collaboratively with industry & Highways England to innovate.


Open Report


In 1936 we said: "We are increasingly impressed with the desirability of having instruments with which measurements may be made to enable the results of experimental lengths to be compared on a quantitative basis as regards visibility, riding qualities, durability and the traffic carried. We are particularly interested therefore in the work being done in these directions at the Laboratory, as the production of simple and cheap measuring apparatus which can be used on any road, whether experimental or otherwise, will be a definite step forward in the advancement of the science of road engineering."