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Road surface dressing programme to begin

Published on Friday, July 14, 2017

A SUMMER programme of surface dressing on road surfaces across the city’s estates is due to begin next week.

Leicester City Council is carrying out the rolling maintenance programme which involves spraying the road with bitumen and embedding small stones in the surface.

The process is a cost-effective way of improving road surfaces which don’t need any major repairs. Each road will be completed in one day, with contractors returning 28 days later to sweep away any loose chippings. 

Work will begin on Monday, July 17, and will run for two weeks covering parts of Braunstone, Beaumont Leys, Rowley Fields, Aylestone and Knighton Fields.

In all the work will cover 26 streets in residential areas throughout the city - a total area of over 62,000 square metres.

Letters have been sent out to residents letting them know of the works, which involve temporarily closing the roads involved. 

Parking will also be suspended on the roads while work is underway, and local diversions will be signposted.

The maintenance work is being carried out during the school summer holidays, when there is usually less traffic.

In all the work is costing about £280,000 from Leicester City Council’s highways maintenance budget.