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Surface Dressing

Summer surface dressing to begin this month

Update - Bruton Way, Trier Way and Metz Way, Gloucester - lock chip works as part of the Surface dressing treatment will be undertaken between 9th and 11th September under local traffic management -  please allow extra time for your journey. 

 

Twenty one roads around Gloucestershire will be improved this summer to prolong their life.

This year Gloucestershire County Council is surface dressing more than 58km of county roads. The programme will run from the week commencing 20th August.

Surface dressing is an economical and commonly used way to extend the life of a road. The treatment uses bitumen and chippings to seal the surface of the road against water and air, which causes damage to the road over time.

It improves skid resistance and road safety because the chippings which are added to the bitumen binder give increased grip.

Surface dressing is for roads that are nearing the end of their life, but haven't yet started to fail. You can't apply surface dressings to roads that have deteriorated significantly, so this means that roads being treated may be in a better condition than some others in the county.

All road markings are repainted soon after the work is complete.

In the majority of cases, the road will be closed while the works take place, which will usually be for one or two days, and short diversions will be in place.

Although the programme is published in advance, work can only be carried out in dry weather, so the schedule may need to change at short notice. Any changes will appear both on online here and on social media (Twitter @GlosRoads, Facebook @Gloucestershire Roads).

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