Why local roads get resurfaced, and what you need to do if we resurface your road.

Why your road's being resurfaced

Your road's being resurfaced because we're either:

  • carrying out work to prolong the life of the road by protecting it from environmental damage,  which will also help with the prevention of potholes
  • going through our yearly programme of resurfacing the busiest routes and shopping areas

What notice you'll be given

We'll put up signs before the work starts.

You'll also get a letter telling you: 

  • when your vehicles will need to be off the road 
  • how long the work will be going on for

What you need to do

You'll need to move your vehicle if your street is being resurfaced. If you don't, it may be towed away.

If you have a driveway you'll still be able to use it, but you may have to wait for the workmen to move equipment.

You should avoid walking on newly resurfaced roads until the surface has set.

Materials  may stick on wheels or shoes for a few days after the road has been resurfaced. You can remove road tar using turpentine or white spirit.

What happens when the work starts

We carry out work between:

  • 9.30am and 3.30pm on busy roads
  • 8am and 5pm on  all other roads  

We may delay work if the weather is too hot, humid or wet.

Road markings, including disabled parking bays, will be repainted as soon as possible.

You can drive on the new surface straight away.

Following surface dressing the road will be swept to remove excess chippings.

You'll need to drive carefully and keep to the speed limit when loose chippings' signs are displayed. You should also avoid sudden braking or overtaking.

For further information call 0117 922 2100.

You can also report a damaged road or footpath.