Highways surface dressing programme

Our surface dressing programme work is scheduled to take place from May to August. 

Surface dressing is an extremely cost effective way of maintaining a road. It restores skidding resistance and seals the road surface to prevent water ingress. Hot bitumen is sprayed onto the road and chippings are then applied and rolled in. The road is then swept to remove excessive chippings.

Our Road Maintenance Service will carry out carriageway surface dressing work as scheduled below.

What do I need to do if you are working on my road? 

If you live on the roads where we are carrying out surface dressing, then you should have received a letter notifying you prior to the works taking place. There will be 'Speed reduction' signs in place for the duration of the work and until the final sweep has taken place. We advise that you keep to the indicated speed limit until the signs are removed. Yellow 'NO PARKING' signs will be erected prior to the works starting. These signs will provide information on date and time of work. There will be 'NO PARKING' during the days we are working.

If you need help in getting in or out of your property, please ask the operatives or traffic management team on site for assistance.

Other precautions you should take include: 

  • Before getting into your car or entering your home, please check that you and your family do not have bitumen on your shoes; it may be necessary to remove them before entering your property. 
  • If, in spite of these precautions, you get bitumen on your clothes or shoes, it can be removed with a proprietary cleaner. 
  • In the case of business premises, we are obliged to maintain access, but as there are no practical ways in which we can cover the treated surfaces and cannot prevent people from walking on them, we suggest you place a temporary covering inside your premises.

Schedule

Application 1 five-day plan

Date District Road Traffic Management
05/05/2021 South Ribble Longton Bypass: Liverpool Road – Gill Lane North bound carriageway only Closure
06/05/2021 Chorley Pendle Road: Full Lengths of Pendle Road and Lancaster Avenue Stop/Go
06/05/2021 Chorley Brownedge Road: Leyland Lane Tardy Gate - Todd Lane North Stop/Go
06/05/2021 South Ribble Mendip Road: Various cul-de-sacs Stop/Go
06/05/2021 South Ribble Cuerdale Lane: A675 Victoria Road Roundabout - Vicarage Lane Closure
07/05/2021 South Ribble Cuerdale Lane: A675 Victoria Road Roundabout - Vicarage Lane Closure
08/05/2021 Preston Skeffington Road: St Gregory road to New Hall Lane Closure
08/05/2021 Preston Miller Road/Pope Lane: Blackpool Road to Pope Lane and Miller Road to Grizedale Cres Stop/Go
09/05/2021 Preston The Hills: House number 22 to Longridge Road Closure
09/05/2021 Preston Kings Drive: Black Bull Ln to A6 Closure
09/05/2021 Preston Sharoe Green Lane: Watling Street Road to Green Dr Let buses through main Hospital route Closure

Application 2 five-day plan

Date District Road Traffic Management
05/05/2021 South Ribble Haig Avenue: School Lane to Broadfield Drive Closure
05/05/2021 South Ribble School Lane: Ulnes Walton Lane to Dunkirk Lane Closure
06/05/2021 South Ribble Longton By Pass: Liverpool Road - Gill Lane North Bound Carriageway only Closure
07/05/2021 Chorley Pendle Road: Full lengths of Pendle Road and Lancaster Ave Stop/Go
07/05/2021 Chorley Mendip Road: Various cul-de-sacs Stop/Go
07/05/2021 South Ribble Brownedge Road: Leyland Lane Tardy Gate - Todd Lane North Stop/Go
08/05/2021 South Ribble Cuerdale Lane: A675 Victoria Road Roundabout - Vicarage Lane Closure

What is carriageway micro asphalt?Carriageway micro asphalt works

Micro Surfacing Treatment – Micro Surfacing is a type of carriageway surface treatment used to prolong the life of a road by 10-15 years. Micro surfacing is quicker, less noisy and cleaner than traditional carriageway resurfacing because it is not necessary to remove large volumes of existing carriageway surface.

What is involved?

First the road will be swept clean. The surface will then be sprayed with a bitumen binder. This will be followed by the application of a layer of stone chippings. These chippings will be pressed into the bitumen binder by a road roller. All lining, including disabled bay and resident H-bar markings, will be replaced 14 days after the work has been fully completed.