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.
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
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 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.
The table below shows the works that are scheduled for 2023 to 2024. These dates may be subject to change.
|A3062 North Road||Combe Down||August 2023|
|A37/A368 Chelwood||Chelwood||May 2023|
|A39 New Road||High Littleton||Completed|
|Ayr Street||Oldfield Park||Completed|
|B3110 Midford Hill||Midford||May 2023|
|Bloomfield Avenue||Oldfield Park||Completed|
|Charlton Park||Keynsham||May 2023|
|Combe Road||Combe Road||August 2023|
|Cranwells Park||Weston||June 2023|
|Eastfield Avenue (phase 2)||Weston||February 2023|
|Englishcombe Lane (phase 1 – Sladebrook Avenue to Mount Road)||Southdown||August 2023|
|Frome Road||Radstock||August 2023|
|Gainsborough Gardens||Weston||May 2023|
|Hampton Row||Bathwick||July 2023|
|High Street||East Harptree||Completed|
|Junction Avenue||Oldfield Park||August 2023|
|Junction Road||Oldfield Park||August 2023|
|Maple Gardens||Oldfield Park||March 2023|
|Maple Grove||Oldfield Park||March 2023|
|Northend (phase 1)||Batheaston||Completed|
|Oldfield Road||Oldfield Park||August 2023|
|Prospect Place||Bathford||April 2023|
|Southdown Road||Southdown||June 2023|
|Spratts Bridge||Chew Magna||Completed|
|St Ladoc Road||Keynsham||July 2023|
|St Ladoc Road||Keynsham||July 2023|
|Stuart Place||Oldfield Park||Completed|
|Swallow Street||Bath||July 2023|
|Upper Stanton||Stanton Drew||Completed|
|Surface dressing programme||District-wide||Ongoing|
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