Road resurfacing work on a series of roads is underway and will be completed by the spring.

The resurfacing work follows earlier news that the council had been testing a JCB ‘Pothole Pro’ machine, which dramatically cuts the time to repair a road surface damaged by potholes. The carriageway resurfacing plan will repair the entire length of certain parts of the road, which will be more efficient than repairing individual potholes. Seven roads have been included as part of a second resurfacing phase, with a section of the road being resurfaced, with this resurfacing work then also being guaranteed for 10 years from a quality perspective.

Councillor Nicholas Bennett, Executive Councillor for Environment said, “This is yet another example of the approach we are taking to fix our roads and make repairs in the most efficient way. Where we know there a number of repairs needed in close proximity, then it is better to resurface the entire area rather than simply fix the potholes. Warning signs are being erected prior to the work taking place, with diversions in place at the time as needed and we thank road users and residents for their support with this.”

The following seven roads have been approved for carriageway resurfacing where needed as part of the second phase of resurfacing work, with this being completed in the coming weeks.

  1. College Road
  2. Elmstead Lane - recently completed
  3. Heathfield Road - recently completed
  4. Magpie Hall Lane
  5. Plaistow Lane - recently completed
  6. Southlands Road - recently completed
  7. Tubbenden Lane

Further resurfacing work will also follow, alongside highway inspection work and the fixing of potholes, with the winter period always seeing increases in the numbers of potholes encountered.


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Published: 7th March 2024