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Road surfacing treatment to commence across Cambridgeshire

29 March 2023

A significant maintenance programme involving road surface treatment will start next week (3rd April) to help maintain and improve the quality of roads across Cambridgeshire.

A number of schemes – which are part of the Micro Asphalt Surface Treatment Programme and Surface Dressing Programme – will begin on 3rd April, in Acton Way, Cambridge and are currently scheduled to finish in B1043 Huntingdon Road, Great Paxton on 27th June. These schemes take place every year in the spring and summer to keep our roads safe and up to standard.

More than £4m will be invested in the project, targeting 75 sites across Cambridgeshire.

Micro Asphalt is a thin pre-mixed material, whereas with Surface Dressing the binder and stone are applied separately. Both processes are laid over the road surface to prevent damage, improve safety and increase the lifespan of the roads.

The process is weather dependent and requires the road surface to be dry. As a result, planned dates for the work may change at short notice.

All roads are required to be closed in order for these works to be carried out, and where possible, a signed diversion route will be in place. Through traffic should follow these diversions. Advanced warning signs will be put out a minimum of 14 days before the works start.

Access to and from properties will be possible during throughout the scheme. This may be affected by the type of work carried out at the time and so local residents will receive a leaflet with more information and are encouraged to speak to teams onsite if they have any questions.

Vehicles are asked not to park on the road during these works.

Councillor Alex Beckett, Chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways and Transport Committee, said: “It is a top priority that roads across the county are well maintained and safe for all road users across the county. This programme is an integral part of this, and I am pleased such a large-scale project will be carried out this spring.”

Information relating to these works are available on the Cambridgeshire County Council website using the links below:

Road surface treatment schedule - Cambridgeshire County Council

Types of road surface treatment - Cambridgeshire County Council