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Surface dressing programme underway

20 June 2023

Our annual surface dressing programme is now underway to help improve the surface of roads across the county.

If you see yellow advanced warning signs of surface dressing work taking place in your neighbourhood, please make sure you park your car elsewhere while our team are on site.

Our team works quickly and usually complete the job in 2 hours, using ‘stop and go’ boards to manage local traffic to keep disruption to a minimum.

Surface dressing extends the life of a road surface between 10 and 15 years, using a layer of bitumen to seal the road surface and glue the chippings that are then rolled on top.

Roads can only be surface dressed when the weather is warmer and the materials can bind together more effectively and the chippings are less likely to be washed away by rain.

Find out more details and locations where we will be surface dressing.

To check roadworks in your local area, visit One.Network and sign up to create a personalised email alert tailored to your neighbourhood or for the route you drive to regularly.