Monday, 30 April 2012

County Council Invests £2 Million To Ensure Cambridgeshire Roads Are Well Dressed!

The County Council is about to begin a £2 million project to ensure hundreds of kilometres of Cambridgeshire roads are maintained and improved.

The surface dressing programme, using a thin film of bitumen and stone chippings, keeps the road surface in good condition and improves safety for all road users.

The technique costs around 20% of conventional asphalt resurfacing, enabling a far greater length of road to be treated from within the available financial resources.

Starting from May 8 work will be carried out in all areas of Cambridgeshire (the programme list is available here via Google Docs).

Drivers are being asked to be aware of the work and to allow extra time for their journey if necessary. In some areas traffic management measures will be in place and some localised short-time road closures are possible.

Local Councillor Andy Pellew said; "It's good to see some of Cambridgeshire's roads that have suffered from decades of Tory neglect are now being brought back up to standard. It's a shame some of our local roads here in Bar Hill, such as Field View and The Spinney, have not made the list for these repairs despite the serious wear to their surfaces."