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

Springfield, Puncknowle

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.

The full list of micro-surfacing sites set to be treated this season can be found online.

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