With winter behind us and spring finally here, work to get Cambridgeshire roads ready for the year ahead is about to start.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s £4.1 million programme of work, will see nearly 100 roads being treated with micro-asphalt, and a further 30 roads being repaired through a surface dressing programme.
The first micro-asphalt scheme will start on 1 April on Howgate Road, Impington in Cambridge, and the programme will continue until early June.
From mid-June until July, the surface dressing programme will be completed on 41 miles of road rural roads across the county.
The schemes will involve laying mixtures containing stones over the existing road surface to seal and protect - increasing the longevity of the road.
Both programmes of work are weather dependent so dates are subject to change. Work will be carried out during the day from 8am to 6pm under full road closures.
Local people will be able to drive and cycle on the road soon after the work is complete, provided speeds remain below 20mph. Drivers and cyclists are asked to take extra care when using the road as some loose stones may remain.
Advanced warning signs will be displayed before the work is due to start and diversions will be in place at each location – and access to properties will be maintained.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways Maintenance Manager, Jonathan Clarke said: “We are always working hard to ensure our roads are kept in good condition and prevent them from deteriorating.
“This repair work is part of our commitment to making sure the county’s roads are protected from extreme weather conditions and provide smoother journeys.
“We are reliant on the weather for this type of work, which we appreciate makes it difficult for people to plan ahead. We would like to thank everyone for their patience while the work is carried out.”
Leaflets will be delivered to those residents and businesses directly affected by the work in advance.
Information about the programme of work can be found on our website: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/surfacetreatments