Scheduled roadworks and maintenance
As part of our annual road maintenance campaign, we continually carry out technical surveys on the highways network, visual inspections, and technical assessments and analysis. This information generates an annual road maintenance campaign, so that we can ensure investment goes where it’s needed the most, rather than being allocated on a regional or ward by ward basis which would not give you value for money.
We carry out essential maintenance work on the roads throughout the Borough that most require our attention. These works are to keep our road network safe for all our road users.
Road surface works
Since last summer have carried out essential resurfacing and surface dressing works as well as micro asphalt surface treatments on those road best suited to this type of treatment.
- Surface dressing adds protection to the carriageway surface, sealing it from water while also enhancing its skid resistance. This protection can extend the life of the carriageway surface by up to 10 years
- Resurfacing is a more extensive treatment, which involves removing layers of a worn out road surface and replacing this with new material
- Micro asphalt surface treatments is a preventative maintenance treatment, used to seal the existing road surface, improve the texture and helps water evaporate. This type of surface treatment can prolong the life of a road by up to 10 years. It is mostly used in residential areas with slower moving traffic
See our scheduled programme of roadworks below:
See the information about asset management and the strategy below:
Reactive highway maintenance
In December 2018 514 carriageway repairs were carried out after being reported.
For details of where these repairs took place can be see on our December 2018 Carriageway Repair Report (PDF document.)
These figures below show the number of carriageway repairs that were reported and carried out by our highways team in December 2018 across the Borough.