Treatment to protect roads to start in Richmondshire
Surface dressing to maintain and protect roads is due to start in Richmondshire on Friday, 29 June, as part of North Yorkshire County Council’s annual programme.
Each year, the county council improves stretches of the county’s 5,350 miles of roads with a programme of surface dressing between April and October. This year, about 350 miles will be surface dressed across the county, with more than 50 of these in Richmondshire.
Surface dressing offers a quick, efficient and cost-effective way of maintaining skid-resistant and waterproof road surfaces, helping to prevent deterioration. It involves spraying bitumen onto the road surface then covering it with a layer of chippings. The process can extend the life of a road by up to ten years.
County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “Surface dressing is comparatively low-cost at a fifth of the price of resurfacing. This means we can treat a much larger proportion of the road network each year, preventing the need for much more expensive work later. The speed of the operation and its long-term benefits, as well as the short time for which motorists are inconvenienced, are important factors.
“However, the procedure requires the cooperation of drivers. It is important that traffic is allowed onto the new surface because the loose chippings need traffic to push them fully into the road. It is also important that drivers keep to the speed limit to allow the surface to stabilise and to avoid damage to their vehicles. That is why we put in place a 20mph speed limit during the early life of the dressing.”
After dressing, the new surface is left for seven days to allow the chippings to embed then any residual chippings can be swept up before road markings are repainted. Information boards will be erected in the areas where work is to take place and letters will be delivered to affected properties. The work will be subject to weather conditions.
Separately, the County Council has been awarded extra funding from the Government this year for the repair and prevention of potholes. This is in addition to the authority’s ongoing maintenance budget and is being allocated to projects across the county, including resurfacing schemes in Richmondshire costing about £540,000. These include: the C31 Bedale Road, Scotton; the A6136 Dundas Street, Richmond; the A6136, Station Road, Richmond, to the Station; the A6136 Gough Road to Camp Centre; Cravengate, Richmond; Hurgill Road, Richmond, and various further locations in the district.
Press contact: Richard Marr, Area Manager, 01609 533740
Executive member: County Councillor Don Mackenzie (Con) 01423 872211/07957 304109
Notes to editors:
Below is the surface dressing schedule for Richmondshire.
Please note: the programme is subject to change depending on weather conditions.
|U1343||Moor Lane and Cleasby Lane, Cleasby||0.5 days||Mon 09/07/18||Mon 09/07/18|
|C12||West Layton to B6274 junction, East Layton||1.25 days||Mon 09/07/18||Wed 11/07/18|
|C110||Newsham to Smallways, Newsham||0.3 days||Wed 11/07/18||Wed 11/07/18|
|U1069||Holgate Farm Road, Washfold||0.1 days||Wed 11/07/18||Wed 11/07/18|
|U1075||Moor Lane, Washfold||1 day||Wed 11/07/18||Thur 12/07/18|
|U1070||Helwith to Long Green Gate Road, Washfold||0.2 days||Thur 12/07/18||Thur 12/07/18|
|U1105||sturdy House Lane and Feldom Lane, Washton Green||1.25 days||Thur 12/07/18||Fri 13/07/18|
|C122||Hudswell to Downholme Road, Hudswell||1 day||Fri 13/07/18||Sat 14/07/18|
|U1224||Fifth Avenue, Colburn||0.1 days||Sat 14/07/18||Sat 14/07/18|
|U1223||Fourth Avenue, Colburn||0.1 days||Sun 15/07/18||Sun 15/07/18|
|U3005||Blue Nile Way, Colburn||0.1 days||Sun 15/07/18||Sun 15/07/18|
|U3004||Peppermint Drive, Colburn||0.1 days||Sun 15/07/18||Sun 15/07/18|
|U1215||Constantine Avenue, Colburn||0.2 days||Sun 15/07/18||Sun 15/07/18|
|U1216||Constantine Grove, Colburn||0.1 days||Sun 15/07/18||Sun 15/07/18|
|U2401||Meadowfield Road, Colburn||0.1 days||Sun 15/07/18||Sun 15/07/18|
|U1213||Grange Road, Colburn||0.1 days||Sun 15/07/18||Sun 15/07/18|
|U1214||Manor Grove, Colburn||0.1 days||Sun 15/07/18||Sun 15/07/18|
|U1178||Road from Tunstall to Catterick Road, Tunstall||0.5 days||Sun 15/07/18||Mon 16/07/18|
|U1424||Ellerton-on-Swale Village Streets, Ellerton-on-Swale||0.5 days||Mon 16/07/18||Mon 16/07/18|
|C128||No Mans Moor Lane, Finghall||0.5 days||Mon 16/07/18||Tue 17/07/18|
|C128||West Moor Lane, Spennithorne||0.75 days||Tue 17/07/18||Wed 18/07/18|
|C29||Arkengarthdale Road, Reeth||0.2 days||Wed 18/07/18||Wed 18/07/18|
|U437||Grinton to Redmire Road, Redmire||2.5 days||Wed 18/07/18||Fri 20/07/18|
|U246||Harr Gill, Woodhall||0.2 days||Fri 20/07/18||Fri 20/07/18|
|U231||Raydale House Road, Marsett||0.3 days||Fri 20/07/18||Mon 23/07/18|
|C135||Marsett Lane, Countersett||0.3 days||Mon 23/07/18||Mon 23/07/18|
|C43||High Lane, Burtersett||1.2 days||Mon 23/07/18||Tue 24/07/18|
|U203||Old Gayle Lane, Gayle||0.3 days||Tue 24/07/18||wed 25/07/18|
|U198||Lanacar Lane, Appersett||0.5 days||Wed 25/07/18||Wed 25/07/18|
|U1374||Dalton Village Streets, Dalton-on-Tees||0.25 days||Fri 29/06/18||Fii 29/06/08|
|C1||Station Road, North Cowton||0.3 days||Tue 03/07/18||Tue 03/07/18|
|B1263||Blind Lane to Stank Bridge, North Cowton||1 day||Tue 03/07/18||Wed 04/07/18|
|C104||Moor Road, Tunstall||0.75 days||Wed 04/07/18||Thur 05/07/18|
|C31||Newton-le-Willows to No Mans Moor Lane, Newton-le-Willows||0.5 days||Thur 05/07/18||Thur 05/07/18|
|C42||Ulshaw to Dolly Bog Wood, Ulshaw||0.5 days||Thur 05/07/18||Fri 06/07/18|
|A684||Harmby Main Road, Harmby||0.25 days||Fri 06/07/18||Fri 06/07/18|
|B6270||Grinton to Reeth, Reeth||0.75 days||Fri 06/07/18||Mon 09/07/18|
|C106||Leyburn to Grinton Road, Leyburn||0.75 days||Mon 09/07/18||Mon 09/07/18|
|C34||Runs Bank junction to Scarth Nick, Bellerby||2 days||Mon 09/07/18||Thur 12/07/18|
|A684||Heads Bank to Temple Bank, Aysgarth||0.75 days||Thur 12/07/18||Thur 12/07/18|
|C34||Woodhall to Askrigg, Woodhall||1 day||Thur 12/07/18||Fri 13/07/18|
|B6259||Moorcock Inn to Aisgill Moor Cottages Road, Garsdale Head||0.5 days||Fri 13/07/18||Sat 14/07/18|