Urgent repairs to road surface damaged by heatwave

Published
19.07.2021

Emergency work has been carried out on the A38 in Tewkesbury to repair damage caused by the current heatwave.

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The surface dressing on the road has deteriorated following the recent high temperatures.

As a result Gloucestershire County Council has been working with its partners Ringway and Euro Surface Treatments to carry out emergency measures to keep the road safe.

The road was dusted using fine grit over the weekend, to soak up the surface material which has melted in the heat.

Once the summer is over and the extent of the damage can be fully assessed, the carriageway will be resurfaced using similar material to that of the roundabouts in the area.

These works to rectify the surface dressing will be carried out at the expense of the contractor, so there will be no impact on the public purse.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, said: “I would like to thank the public for their patience with this road surface during this mini heatwave. I have instructed officers to work with our contractors to resolve the failed surfacing with a quality repair which will last. This will be at no additional cost to the taxpayer and will deliver a smooth and high quality surface for all road users.”

Please keep up to date with latest information on our road resurfacing programme by following @GlosRoads on Twitter or checking our resurfacing web page.

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