Road surface dressing programme across Worcestershire set to begin
Now the snow, frost and ice has gone, Worcestershire County Council’s surface dressing programme is set to get under way.
The scheme will start in the south-east of the county and will see road surfaces across Worcestershire restored.
More than 160 sites will be treated over the spring and summer.
Surface dressing works follow on from the winter gritting season and various other ongoing works taking place to maintain and improve the county’s road network.
Jon Fraser, from Worcestershire County Council Highways, said: “Once the road surface has ‘settled down’ over several weeks, the road surface is as good as new.
“Using this quick and efficient process means that disruption to all road users is kept to a minimum.”
He urged people to keep an eye out for signs detailing works in their roads and areas and asked if people could do what they could to enable works to run as smoothly as possible.
As well as restoring the road surface, the technique also slows down deterioration, improves skid resistance and seals the road against water preventing potholes forming in winter.
Signs will be displayed on roads prior to any work taking place and works are subject to change if weather conditions are suitable to carry out the process.
Worcestershire County Council said it was committed to preserving and protecting the environment for future generations, as well as striving for a top-quartile position for the condition of the county’s roads and pavements.
Visit worcestershire.gov.uk/surfacedressing for more on surface dressing, including a list of sites included in the 2023 programme.
Visit the @WorcsTravel Twitter page for updates on the surface-dressing programme.