When roads in Leicestershire will be resurfaced this year to tackle pothole problems

Roadways around the county are to be treated with a protective layer in an effort to reduce the variety of potholes forming and to make driving safer.

Leicestershire County Council’s highways group have a list of roads they plan to cover with an additional layer of bitumen to safeguard the surface area underneath from water and air, which can cause potholes in cold weather.Potholes can be a costly problem for councils and after the winter simply gone, the county council had about two million pits to fill in and received an additional ₤ 1.56 million from the Federal government to assist with the work.The “surface dressing”treatment will likewise include adding a layer of stone chippings to increase grip on the roadways to prevent cars and trucks skidding.In overall, more than 700,000 square metres of road surface area will be dealt with

in between now and the end of the summer.The plan, now underway, saw the group begin the works in roadways around North West Leicestershire and Charnwood.With more

than 2,575 miles of road to preserve, the county council said it was very important to take on issues early so the requirement

for repair work was reduced and more cash is conserved.

Speed limitations are decreased when surface area dressing is carried out

Blake Pain, county council cabinet member for environment and transportation, said: “Our roadways are a few of the very best preserved in the country and the success of this is partly down to our proactive technique to roadway maintenance.

“Surface area dressing provides a basic however economical type of maintenance and can be used successfully on all types of roadways, from the nation lane that brings an occasional vehicle to our hectic primary roadways carrying thousands of automobiles a day.”

He stated performing surface area dressing was up to 10 times more cost effective than traditional resurfacing.When will appear dressing take location on county roads?May: Melton, Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, Hinckley

and Bosworth, North West Leicestershire, Blaby June: North West Leicestershire, Charnwood, Melton, Harborugh All work is weather condition dependant The work, which is performed

  • every year, will be carried out in stages to reduce the
  • effect on drivers. It needs to happen throughout the warmer months because greater temperatures help the stone chippings adhere to the road.The aim is to get the entire task finished by the end of August but winter will put

    the deal with hold.The council stated that any areas that can not be finished since of the weather condition will be included to next summer season’s

    programme.Residents and organisations are being notified to offer them advance caution of roadworks taking place in their areas.Road tasks in Leicester We have actually introduced our personal app for