Microsurfacing work from 6 April to early May

For four weeks we will be treating urban roads in the county with microsurfacing. The microsurfacing schedule will be updated regularly as the work is highly weather dependent and dates might change at short notice. See the information further down the page or keep up to date via
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A programme of microsurfacing starts in early April 2017. This work is highly weather dependent and the schedule is likely to change at short notice.

Microsurfacing is an economical and commonly used way to extend the life of urban carriageways. It seals the road to prevent water from getting under the surface and causing faults, and also improves the road’s ride quality. 

Where and when is it taking place?

Here is the most up to date schedule: Microsurfacing schedule

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

What is the process and how long does it take?

Microsurfacing uses a mix of water, bitumen, aggregate, cement and a setting compound. This is applied to the road 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.

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.

All carriageway ironwork will be raised to the required level after the two layers of microsurfacing is applied, and road markings will be repainted soon after the work is complete.

How can I find out more?

You can find out more information from the leaflet and web page links below, courtesy of our contractor Kiely Bros:

Microsurfacing leaflet

Microasphalt web page

If you need more information please contact us at GCCHighways@amey.co.uk or call 08000 514 514.

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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