Report a pothole
Visit the report a pothole page to tell us about a pothole or road damage.
Scheduled roadworks and maintenance
We continually carry out technical surveys on the highways network, visual inspections, and technical assessments and analysis.
This information generates our annual road maintenance campaign, meaning we spend money where it’s needed 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 which most require our attention. These works are to keep our road network safe for all our road users.
Road surface works
Each year we carry out essential resurfacing and surface dressing on those road best suited to this type of treatment.
The way these roads are chosen follows the method outlined in the section above. For more information read our How asset management works (PDF document.)
The 3 types of treatment and resurfacing are explained below, including frequently asked questions for each type.
- Full resurfacing is a more extensive treatment, which involves removing layers of a worn out road surface and replacing this with new material. Read our full resurfacing frequently asked questions (PDF document)
- 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. Read our surface dressing frequently asked questions (PDF document)
- Micro asphalt surface treatment 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. Read our micro asphalt frequently asked questions (PDF document)
Annual road maintenance campaign
This year our annual road maintenance campaign will run in three phases between April 2020 and March 2021. The first phase through the summer, the second in the autumn and the third early in 2021. There will be work taking place on almost 100 roads across the Borough.
Read the annual road maintenance programme 2020 to 2021 (PDF document) for the list of streets we're working on this year.
We're also finishing work on 21 roads we budgeted to complete in 2019 to 2020 but couldn't because of weather.
Read the annual road maintenance campaign schedule 2020 (PDF document) for the full list of roads which have been carried over.
Read the annual road maintenance campaign schedule 2019 (PDF document) for the list of roads completed last year.
How will I know if my road is being resurfaced?
Signs are put up to say that the work will take place on the roads. The council will also send you a notification letter a few weeks in advance of work starting. This will include:
- How you can access your property during the work
- If any road closures or diversions are needed
- What the expected start and finish dates are
- What the site working hours will be
- What type of work we will carry out
- What will change or improve
What if the works get postponed?
If a delay happens, due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, then a sticker will be placed on the advanced warning signs on your street, letting you know about the delay and the change of date.
On some roads you will see a postponed sticker placed on the signs. A few days later the signs will be removed. Your street will be moved to the end of our programme.
New yellow and black signs, advising on the new dates, will appear one week prior to the new start date.
Each year the council completes several coring programmes as part of its monitoring of the condition of roads across the borough.
This requires temporary traffic management, such as stop/go boards or temporary traffic lights, to allow us to take samples for assessment.
These then inform the decisions we make about which roads to resurface in the years ahead.
In autumn 2020 we will be carrying out coring works at more than 50 locations. You can see a list of roads where this will take in our Coring Works Autumn 2020 (PDF document).
Twice a year our Highways team carry out maintenance works on the road, verge and central reservation along the A329M, A3290 and A33. Works include vegetation clearance, re- lining, carriageway repair, emptying of gullies, barrier repair and litter picking.
Various restrictions are put in place while these works are carried out to ensure the safety of both motorists and our teams working on the road.
Reactive highway maintenance
In December we carried out 112 reactive carriageway repairs after they were reported by members of the public.
Details of where these repairs took place can be seen on our Reactive carriageway repairs - November 2020 (PDF document.)