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Surface dressing season set to get underway

Workers doing surface dressing on the roads Published Thursday, 14th April 2022

Worcestershire County Council’s surface dressing programme is set to commence next week.

The programme will see road surfaces across the county restored, with over 160 sites set to be treated over the spring and summer.

Surface dressing works follow on from the winter gritting season and various other ongoing works taking place to maintain and improve the county’s road network.

Jon Fraser from Worcestershire County Council Highways said: "The surface dressing process is used to improve the surface of the road and slow down deterioration.

“Once the road surface has ‘settled down’ over a number of weeks, the road surface is as good as new. Using this quick and efficient process means that disruption to all road users is kept to a minimum.

“Please keep an eye out for signs detailing works in your road and do what you can to help works run as smoothly as possible.”

Surface dressing is a very effective way of restoring the road surface to extend the life of an existing surface, prevent deterioration, improve skid resistance, and seal the road against water preventing potholes forming in winter.

Signs will be displayed on roads prior to any work taking place and works are subject to change if weather conditions are suitable to carry out the process.

You can find out more about surface dressing, including a list of sites included in the 2022 programme, on the dedicated Surface Dressing pages on the Council's website and stay up to date with the surface dressing schedule on the Worcs Travel page on Twitter.