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Road resurfacing

Road resurface Treatment Work 2019 - 20

The following roads are being resurfaced over the summer,listed by town:

Advice for residents

  • Please move your cars if you are asked - we will put up signs and put leaflets through doors a couple of days before in the roads affected
  • Each road will only take one day to resurface between the hours of 8am and 6pm
  • Most roads will need to be closed and parked cars moved while this work is done
  • Avoid walking or driving on the road until the surface is fully dry
  • If you need to access your property during works please speak to a member of staff on site
  • After resurfacing please keep to speeds below 20 mph. Please drive slowly and avoid turning, accelerating or braking sharply
  • Where we have put down stone chippings, we will send a road sweeper round 2-3 days later to pick up loose chippings
  • There may be small areas of the surface that remain soft in the hot weather. Please take care if you are walking on a recently surfaced road and check your shoes for bitumen before you get into your house or car.
  • Road markings will be re-painted at a later date, usually a week or so after the resurfacing.

We will try our hardest to keep disruption to a minimum and get the work done as quickly as possible.

What we are doing

Surface dressing

This involves spraying the road with a coating of hot liquid bitumen which is then covered with stone chippings. The chippings are then rolled into the bitumen to form a water-resistant protective layer.

We then send a road sweeper round a couple of days after resurfacing to remove the chippings that end up in the gutters.

We can only do this work in the summer months, as the bitumen will not stick to road if it is cold and wet.

 

Surface dressing (chiplock)

This involves spraying the road as we would with a traditional surface dressing site with a coating of hot liquid bitumen which is then covered with stone chippings. The chippings are then rolled into the bitumen to form a water-resistant protective layer.

We then send a road sweeper round a couple of days after resurfacing to remove the chippings that end up in the gutters.

A week or so after the work contractors will spray a binder over the new surface this helps 'lock' all newly laid chippings into place, this is a new method for surface treatments and particularly beneficial to heavier trafficked locations.

We can only do this work in the summer months, as the bitumen will not stick to road if it is cold and wet.

 

Micro surfacing

This involves applying a cold mixture of bitumen and crushed rock to the road.

This seals the top surface and improves skid resistance. Micro surfacing is generally used on areas where surface dressing is no longer suitable but where more costly resurfacing is not yet required.

This type of surfacing is quick to do, which reduces the amount of time we have to close roads.

We also have to do this type of resurfacing when it is dry.

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If you have any questions call us on 0121 569 3978.