Find out what we do to look after our roads and drains.
Every year we treat our roads to help them stay:
- free of potholes
Most of the work we do is called surface dressing.
We spray the road with a hot, tar-like material called bitumen, cover it with stone chippings, and roll the road to make it flat. We do this each summer.
We also treat some roads with micro asphalt , a cold bitumen material.
You can report a damaged road or footpath.
Drains and gullies
We aim to clean every drain or gully in Bristol at least once a year.
Our yearly work helps us to:
- make sure we clear every drain in Bristol
- get data on the condition and silt levels of individual gullies.
- target problem areas, so we don't visit gullies that don't need cleaning as often
We still respond to emergencies if there is an immediate danger to the public or a risk to property.