Road surface dressing programme May - July 2019

Working in partnership with our contractor Balfour Beatty Living Places, we surface dressed 103 stretches of road (a total of 64 miles/103km) across the county between May and early July 2019.

Surface dressing is a coating of bitumen and stone that seals the road surface, improves its texture and extends its life. Any defects, such as pot holes, are fixed first. It's a three-step process that is quicker than other road maintenance techniques, causing less disruption for residents and road users. Read more about the surface dressing process below.

Map of roads treated

View a map of roads scheduled for treatment in 2019. Three roads which we were unable to treat, due either to road flooding or farm operations, will be considered for future programmes.

We put leaflets through the doors of homes and businesses directly affected before work starts. You can download and view an example copy of the surface dressing leaflet.

We also place information signs in the area of works. Please do not leave your vehicle on the road or verge when work is due to begin as this will cause delays.

Further help and assistance

If you need further information, other help or advice please contact Balfour Beatty's Customer Service Team on 01432 261800.

If you need further information, other help or advice please contact the surface dressing contractor, Kiely Bros, directly by email at info@kielybros.co.uk or by calling 0121 772 3800.

You can also contact Balfour Beatty's Customer Service Team on 01432 261800.

What surface dressing is and how we complete it

Step 1 - A film of hot bitumen is sprayed onto the road

Machine surface dressing a road with bitumen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2 - A spreader lays hard stone chippings onto the bitumen

Surface dressing a road step 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3 - Chippings are rolled and pressed to form an interlocking surface

Chippings are swept away within 48 hours and again within seven days. Road markings are replaced.

Surface dressing a road step 3