DRIVERS in south Warwickshire can soon expect a smoother journey.
Warwickshire County Council’s (WCC) County Highways team has started a new programme of work applying surface dressing to roads across the county.
Highway chiefs say the work will significantly improve road surfaces in rural and urban areas and prolong the life of each road by around ten years.
The surface dressing programme will include the following locations in the next two months:
Stratford District – Bascote Heath – Bascote Road, Bidford – Saxonfields, Dorsington – Dorsington Road, Kite Green – Edge Lane, Long Itchington – Church Road, Oxhill – Oxhill Bridleway
Quinton – Main Street, Shipston – Berry Avenue, Pittway Avenue, Warwick Place, Stratford – Slingates Road, Talbot Road, Wellesbourne – Hunscote Lane
Warwick District – Bishops Tachbrook – Oakley Wood Road, Bubbenhall – Bubbenhall Road
Cubbington – Ladycroft, Price Road, Hatton Green – The Green, Leamington – Milverton Hill/ Portland Place West, Park Drive, Wheathill Close, Lillington – Charnwood Way, Elan Close, Exmoor Drive, Severn Close, Sherwood Walk, Vicarage Road, Wye Close, Kenilworth – Allitt Grove, Castle Hill, Convent Close, Courthouse Croft, Leamington Road, Thickthorn Island, Turton Way, Offchurch – Radford Lane/Village Street, Radford Semele – Offchurch Lane, Southam Road
Warwick – Corbinson Close, Langcliffe Avenue, Leyburn Close, Malham Road, Montague Road, Nelson Lane, Thornton Close, Wedgnock Lane Hind Close, Yardley Close
WCC transport spokesman Wallace Redford said: “Surface dressing is an important part of maintaining Warwickshire’s roads, and it allows us to increase the longevity of the county’s current road network without introducing any larger works that would inconvenience residents and businesses.
“Water from the weather is the main culprit for wearing down road surfaces as the freezing and thawing cycle during winter gradually leads to more water getting into the road pavement layers and eventually the formation of potholes.
“Surface dressing seals the road and waterproofs it which helps to prevent any deterioration, and is why it is vital for people to respect the speed limits at surface dressing locations, so that our county’s roads can continue to be a vital open transport network that supports our local communities and economy.”
Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/surfacedressing to find out more about surface dressing.