Road maintenance exhibition returns for 2010
22-Apr-10by Annie Byrne
The organiser of the Seeing is Believing (SiB) exhibition, Alad, has taken over the show and will offer local authorities more choice in bids to bring Britain’s roads up to scratch.A recent survey for the Asphalt Industry Alliance revealed a 40 per cent rise in the number of potholes on local authority-maintained roads. "UK road network managers are in a difficult position with diminishing funds available to maintain networks," says show organiser, Neil Levett. "SiB will be the only opportunity in the UK to see real, working, highway-related products in real environments on this scale."SiB will offer prospective visitors a ‘try before you buy’ event, and views of latest solutions to problems in action spread across a four mile space.November was chosen as the best time to host the show, as visitors will be able to see products at work by day, dawn and dusk and still get home at a reasonable hour."As the show now covers more space, we can have products that will need different conditions to thrive in. We’ll also offer a more comfortable meeting environment in the exhibition centre," adds Levett.Seeing is Believing takes place at the MIRA Proving Grounds in Nuneaton from 9 to 11 November.