More Dorset roads set for repair
Micro-surfacing works are getting underway to help preserve more of Dorset Council’s road network.
The low-cost treatment is laid over the top of the current surface – filling in shallow cracks and holes – and helps protect the underlying road structure from water damage as well as adding reinforcement to the existing asphalt.
In-situ recycling, surface dressing and resurfacing programmes of work are all currently underway across the council area as part of this year’s £16m investment in road maintenance.
To help encourage residents to choose active travel, micro-surfacing is being used to improve the condition of minor roads on the National Cycleway Network (NCN).
During the first two weeks of work (excluding the four day Jubilee weekend) – from Tuesday 31 May to Sunday 12 June – the following sites are set to be surfaced by Dorset Council Highways’ contractor Kiely Bros:
Hospital Lane, Bridport
Elizabeth Avenue, Bridport
Pasture Way, Bothenhampton
Coopers Drive, Bothenhampton
Downes Street, Bridport
Nursery Gardens, Bridport
Hardy Road, Bridport
Watton Gardens, Bridport
Bramley Hill, Bridport
St Katherines Avenue, Bridport
Green Close Bradpole
Spring Close, Bradpole
Fishweir Fields, Bradpole
White Close, Bradpole
Gore Cross Way, Bradpole
Southover, Burton Bradstock
Burton Road, Abbotsbury
Purbrook Close, Uploders
Dorchester road, Maiden Newton
Church Lane, Sydling St Nicholas
Orchard Close, Sydling St Nicholas
Back Lane / Three Acres, Sydling St Nicholas
High Street, Sydling St Nicholas
Long Street, Cerne Abbas
Duck Street, Cerne Abbas
Wills Lane, Cerne Abbas
Due to the large equipment and number of vehicles used to carry out the work, roads will be closed for the treatment to be carried out.
Road closures will be from 8am to 5pm with a locally signed diversion route where possible and a gateman available to address any queries.
Please look for advance notice signs with specific dates which will be put out before the start of work and, to help work go smoothly, please move your vehicle off the road.
Any drain covers that are too low following the surfacing will be raised within three weeks after the work.