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Find planned street works

Use this page to find out about the types of road resurfacing work we do, and when we plan to do it.

We have limited funding for this type of work and all the works in the programme have been through rigorous prioritisation and options appraisals to ensure we get best value for money whilst taking into account local issues. Each scheme has had machine and visual surveys, analysis of revenue expenditure, and safety inspection records all assessed to determine the priority and best approach to use.

There are two types of works that we carry out. Expand the sections below to find out a bit more about them.

Surfacing and reconstruction works

This involves overlaying or inlaying large areas of road surface.

Overlaying is where material is added to the existing road to improve the profile and add strength. This involves treating the surface with a tack coat on to which a new surface course is then applied.

Inlaying is where the old road surface is planed off and replaced with a suitable material, which can also involve removing and replacing lower levels of the road - a much more intrusive process.

Typical surface course materials we use are:

  • Asphalt Concrete (bitumen macadam)
  • Hot Rolled Asphalt
  • Another proprietary product selected to meet local site conditions

Road closures

Roads will be closed whilst carrying out these works to protect the health and safety of road users and staff. To minimise disruption, these works can sometimes be carried out overnight and on weekends.

We do try to consider school holidays and local events when we plan and programme these projects.

Surface dressing

Surface dressing is a simple and highly cost-effective method of repairing the road surface, which can prevent much more expensive work being needed later. It allows us to maintain a high quality road network on a limited budget.

The process involves spraying the road surface with a coating of hot liquid bitumen, known as a binder. The coating is then covered with clean crushed stone chippings, which are rolled into the bitumen to form a water-resistant, protective layer, which improves skid resistance.

We only do this type of work in the spring and summer, and normally only on rural roads as the binder is not suitable for use in urban areas. It is a mobile operation which reduces the amount of time we spend on site and the disruption to road users.

Planned works

The table below shows the works that are scheduled for 2023 to 2024. These dates may be subject to change.

Planned road resurfacing works
Location Ward Proposed date
A3062 North Road Combe Down Completed
A37/A368 Chelwood Chelwood Completed
A39 New Road High Littleton Completed
Ayr Street Oldfield Park Completed
B3110 Midford Hill Midford Completed
Bloomfield Avenue Oldfield Park Completed
Charlton Park Keynsham Completed
Combe Road Combe Road Completed
Cranwells Park Weston Completed
Dene Road Whitchurch Completed
Eastfield Avenue (phase 2) Weston Completed
Englishcombe Lane (phase 1 – Sladebrook Avenue to Mount Road) Southdown Completed
Frome Road Radstock Completed
Gainsborough Gardens Weston Completed
Hampton Row Bathwick Completed
High Street East Harptree Completed
High Street Chew Magna Completed
Junction Avenue Oldfield Park Completed
Junction Road Oldfield Park Completed
Maple Gardens Oldfield Park Completed
Maple Grove Oldfield Park Completed
Northend (phase 1) Batheaston Completed
Oldfield Road Oldfield Park Completed
Poolemead Road Twerton Completed
Prospect Place Bathford Completed
Southdown Road Southdown Completed
Spratts Bridge Chew Magna Completed
Stuart Place Oldfield Park Completed
Swallow Street Bath Completed
The Witheys Whitchurch Completed
Upper Stanton Stanton Drew Completed
Perrymead Widcombe Completed
Chew Lane Chew Magna Completed
Old King Street Bath Completed
Queens Parade Place Bath Completed
Surface dressing programme District-wide Completed

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