Road maintenance

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A programme of surface dressing starts in July 2017. Surface dressing is an economical and commonly used way to extend the life of predominantly rural carriageways. It seals the road to prevent water from getting under the surface and causing faults, and also improves the road’s ride quality and skid resistance.  

Where and when is it taking place?

We will aim to work to this schedule: Surface Dressing programme

Please note this work is highly weather dependent and the schedule is likely to change at short notice.

We will also be sharing daily programme updates via our social media channels:

What is the process and how long does it take?

Surface dressing is widely used for the routine road surface maintenance particularly in rural areas. A thin layer of bitumen binder is applied to the road surface and stone chippings are spread and rolled into it. Once the surface has been compacted then loose chippings are removed, footways cleared of debris and ironwork uncovered. 

For a week or two after the road surface is dressed, we will leave signs in place with an advisory speed limit while chippings continue to be compacted by live traffic. Once we are happy that the surface has settled we will sweep the surface again to remove any remaining loose chippings and take the signs down.

 Two to three days prior to surface dressing advance warning signs will be put out and leaflets hand delivered to properties along the route.

How can I find out more?

If you need any more information please email us at GCCHighways@amey.co.uk or call us on 08000 514514

Grass cutting is carried out across the network from 9 May onwards.

We cut a 2m swathe of grass on the A roads, and a 1m swathe on other roads, as well as cut backs at junctions and bends for visibility.

We focus on our A and B road network at start of the season and alongside this we carry out cuts on the minor roads over a 10 week period. Dual carriageways will be cut over a three week period to give ample opportunity for the traffic management/lane closures to be utilised for other works which need to be carried out on those roads at the same time.

We have contacted all the affected district councils so they can plan in their litter picking or other operations too.

Find out when we carry out grass cutting on our schedule of routine road maintenance.

Highway hedge cutting is carried out to maintain visibility and reduce encroachment onto the carriageway. It is done by mechanical flail cutting. Many other hedges are the responsibility of adjoining landowners. We normally carry out hedge cutting from September to February and a schedule will be available here at that time.

Find out when we carry out hedge cutting on our schedule of routine road maintenance.

The schedule here shows the months when gully emptying is planned. It gives a general overview but is subject to change dependent on weather conditions and other operational issues.

Gully emptying programme 17/18

Find out when we carry out gully emptying on our schedule of routine road maintenance.

A highway grip is a shallow ditch connecting the road edge to the roadside ditch. Its purpose is to drain rain water from the highway into the roadside ditch. We normally cut grips between October and March.

Find out when we carry out grip clearing on our schedule of routine road maintenance.

We seek to find a balance between managing the risks associated with highway trees where the County Council has responsibility whilst preserving arboricultural resources. This is achieved by maximising the utilisation of the resources that are needed to manage the trees through efficient systems and processes.

Tree Inspection Policy

Find out when we carry out tree maintenance on our schedule of routine road maintenance.

Every year the Council carries out a programme of weed treatment to control noxious weeds such as Ragwort, Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed and others identified in the Weeds Act 1959.

Find out when we carry out noxious weed treatment on our schedule of routine road maintenance.

 

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