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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 2024 to 2025. These dates may be subject to change.

Planned road resurfacing works
Location Ward Proposed date
A3062 Prior Park Road Widcombe August 2024
A39 Bath Road incl. Mollifriend Lane & Old Lane Farmborough August 2024
Archway Street Widcombe Complete
Ashton Way Keynsham Complete
Bath Hill Keynsham Complete
Broad Quay Bath City Centre; July 2024
Brock Street Bath City Centre Complete
Charlton Road (Phase 1) Keynsham June 2024
Chilcompton Road Midsomer Norton July 2024
Claude Avenue Twerton Complete
Combe Park Lower Weston August 2024
Englishcombe Lane (Phase 2) Southdown Complete
Ferry Lane Widcombe/Bathwick Complete
High Street Upper Weston TBC
Lansdown Road (Contribution) Charlcombe Complete
Lansdown Road (including Lansdown Place East & Caroline Place) Lansdown Complete
Loxton Drive Twerton Complete
Moorland Road Oldfield Complete
North Road Bathwick August 2024
Prior Park Road Widcombe August 2024
Ringswell Garden (part of) Lambridge Complete
Rivers Street Bath City Centre Complete
Rodney Road Saltford Complete
Shaftesbury Road Oldfield Complete
Spring Gardens Road Widcombe/Bathwick Complete
St Ladoc Road Keynsham August 2024
Tyning Road Peasedown St John Complete
Upper Bloomfield Road (part of) Odd Down Complete
Upper Church Street Bath City Centre Complete
West Avenue (part of) Oldfield Complete
Carriageway Micro Asphalt Programme   Complete
Footway Programme   Ongoing
Planned Carriageway Patching Programme   Ongoing
Spray Injection Patching Programme   Ongoing

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