Surface Dressing Programme 2018

What is the process?

A thin layer of bitumen is applied to the road, followed by a layer of chippings.

Once finished, the road is reopened to traffic as this helps bed the chippings in.

Excess chippings are swept 24 hours, 3 days & 7 days after work is completed.

After 7 days, road lining is replaced, along with any cat’s-eyes. This is also weather dependent.

A temporary 10mph speed limit will be in place after the work. Please stick to this speed limit.

Works are weather dependent so we are unable to advise of a precise date until 48 hours before works start. We will notify you of precise dates via the advanced warning signs on site.


We normally close the road to carry out these works, during which time vehicle access will be difficult.

Pedestrian access to your property will be maintained during the closure.