Maintenance to improve Cambridgeshire's road surfaces set to start this Spring
A large-scale programme to maintain and improve the quality of Cambridgeshire’s roads is set to start this month.
Around £2million will be invested into a programme of surface dressing, which will prevent damage and prolong the life of the county’s roads, as well as ensure that they continue to be safe for all road users.
The surface dressing process involves repairing roads by patching then spraying them with an adhesive and rolling in new stone. This seals the road and provides grip for vehicles.
The first phase of the programme will focus on seven roads and is scheduled to start on Saturday, 9 April, at Balsham Road in Hildersham, and is due to finish on Thursday, 14 April at Easton Road in Stonely.
The second phase will focus on 27 larger roads and is set to start on Monday, May 9 at Back Road, Gorefield and finish on Tuesday, May 31 at Washingley Road, Stilton.
The process is weather dependent and requires the road surface to be dry. As a result, planned dates for the work may change at short notice.
All roads are required to be closed in order for these works to be carried out, and where possible, a signed diversion route will be in place. Advanced warning signs will be put out a minimum of 14 days before the works start.
Access to and from properties will be possible during the works. This may be affected by the type of work carried out at the time and so local residents will receive a leaflet with more information and are encouraged to speak to teams onsite if they have any questions.
Residents are asked not to park their vehicles on the road during these works.
Chair of Cambridgeshire’s highways and transport committee, Cllr Peter McDonald, said: “We continue to carry out a range of schemes to improve the quality of roads across the county and the surface dressing programme will help ensure all roads in Cambridgeshire are safe for everyone. I’m pleased that we are investing so much into this project and we will do everything we can to ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum.”
The following roads in Fenland will undergo surface dressing and see road closures this month: Lords Lane, Wisbech - works start April 11 for one day; Church Lane, Doddington - works start April for two days; Eastmoor Lane, Doddington - works start April 12 for one day.
The following roads will undergo surface dressing next month with road closures: Back Road, Gorefield - works start May 9 for half a day; High Road, Gorefield - works start May 9 for half a day, 9.30am to 3.30pm; Bevis Lane, Wisbech St Mary - works startMay 9 for two days; Elm Road, March - works start May 10 for half a day, 9.30am to 3.30pm; March Road, Turves - works start May 11 for one day and Whittlesey Road, Benwick - works start May 12 for one day, 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Information relating to these works are available on the Cambridgeshire County Council website using the links below:
Road surface treatment schedule page.
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