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Is your road getting a spring facelift?

Published
23.03.2017

The county council is investing £450k in microsurfacing work on local roads this spring.

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Over 15km will benefit from an improved road surface. Work will take place from 7th April - 4th May to help protect against damage; prevent potholes by sealing the road surface against water and improve the road texture for drivers.

Areas include Upton St Leonards, Gloucester, Brockworth, Churchdown, Cheltenham, Bishops Cleeve, Pamington, Northway and Willersley.

To check if your road is in the programme, please visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/roadmaintenance where the schedule will be published in advance. Work is highly weather dependent, so times are likely to change at short notice. Updates will also be posted on @GlosRoads.

 In the majority of cases, to ensure the safety of road users and site crew, the road will be closed while the works take place. Pedestrian access will be maintained and short diversions will be in place.

Microsurfacing uses a mix of water, bitumen, aggregate, cement and a setting compound.  This is applied in two separate layers, the first working its way into the voids and cracks to fill depressions and give a uniform surface, ready for the second layer which is drier and gives a quiet, sealed surface.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said: “Microsurfacing helps us make the most of the county’s roads by extending their useful life, and is an effective way to keep local roads in good condition, preventing damage before it has a chance to occur.

“As well as microsurfacing in urban areas, rural roads are also set to benefit this summer, with a programme of surface dressing being carried out as part of the county council’s investment in maintaining Gloucestershire’s highways.”
To report an issue with the roads, paths or other county assets, please visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-rights-of-way/roads/report-it/ or call 08000 514514