Micro Asphalt Programme 2022

What is micro asphalt?

Micro asphalt is a thin surfacing that is mixed in a lorry and laid on top of the existing road surface, and then rolled.

It involves applying a base and top layer of slurry to the existing road surface. The treatment dries within around 45 minutes (depending on the weather conditions) and is then ready for traffic.

Why do we use micro asphalt?

Micro asphalt seals and waterproofs the road and improves the skid resistance and ride quality, extending the life of the road by up 10 years.

It’s also a relatively quick process. We can complete 1km of road in around one day, which minimises delays to traffic. Micro asphalt is a traditional and cheaper method of maintaining the road. It can be four to five times cheaper than alternative methods. It also seals and provides a uniform surface on roads that have been patched.

The works are weather dependant.

If it rains or is either too hot (temperatures over around 30°C) or too cold (temperatures below around 10°C) then we will not be able to carry out the work. We will reschedule these and let you know via the signs on site as to when the works will happen.

When can road markings be replaced?

We will replace the road markings after the final road sweep. This can be one to three weeks after the works. If parked cars are in the way then there may be further delays whilst we remove them to put the road markings back. 

Ironworks

We will return around two weeks after the micro-asphalt has been laid to raise any iron work that is low.


Programme of Works

Please note that this programme is extremely weather dependent and dates may change.

Pashley Road, Eastbourne - 11-13 July

Compton Street, Eastbourne - 13-18 July

Gundreda Road/Fitzjohns Road, Lewes - 16 & 17 July

Sea Road, Winchelsea Beach - 18-21 July

Collington Lane West, Bexhill - 21-27 July

Riders Bolt, Bexhill  - 27-28 July

Stonefield Road, Hastings - 28-30 July

Station Road, Newhaven - 30-31 July

Upper Kings Drive, Eastbourne - 1-2 August