Roadworks

Preventative surfacing and associated work 2019

What are we doing?

The work is for countywide preventative surfacing and associated work. The programme will be carried out between January and September with each location being closed for no more than 5 days. The full list of locations can be found here. Actual dates and diversion information will be available at roadworks.org. The Section 14 notice can be found here.

Signs will be erected at the locations at least 7 days before the work is due to start.

This work is highly dependant on suitable weather conditions, so the programme dates and timings are likely to be flexible.

Why are we doing this work?

The work will seal the surface of the road to protect it against frost and water damage. The work will also refresh skid resistance thereby making the roads safer.

Why do we have to close roads?

We must ensure the safety of our workforce and the public, and in order to comply with our safety guidelines, we are unable to carry out this type of work without a road closure.

However, we have worked hard to ensure that the closures are short time periods where possible, in order to reduce the disruption to road users to the minimum.

What will happen to public and school bus services?

We have advised our contractors to carry out work during off-peak hours so as to not affect school bus services.