Carriageway Resurfacing

A Map showing all resurfacing sites for the 2020/21 period can be found at the link below:

Map of 2020/21 Resurfacing Sites

The annual highways structural maintenance programme is funded from capital expenditure sourced through:

  • Local Transport Plan Maintenance Block Funding from Central Government

  • Section 31 Grant Funding

  • Council Capital Funding

This annual programme of works is segregated into the improvement of a variety of highway assets as follows:

All the works included in the carriageway and footway/footpath programmes are subject to rigorous prioritisation and options appraisal utilising best asset management practice such that optimal value for money works are carried out taking into account local issues. Significant work is done in terms of machine and visual surveys, analysis of revenue expenditure and safety inspection records all assessed against network hierarchy in determining priority and treatment to be applied.

Our Street Work team work both internally with other departments and externally with public utility companies to co-ordinate works across our highway network and those of neighbouring authorities.

Carriageway Improvement Works

Surfacing and Reconstruction Works

These works traditionally involve overlaying or inlaying large areas of carriageway and where necessary carrying out deeper reconstruction on isolated areas where significant structural failure is evident. Coring investigation work is undertaken beforehand to fully assess the work required.

The overlaying of an existing carriageway will involve treating the surface with a tack coat on to which a new surface course is applied. Inlaying is more intrusive as it involves planing and milling of the existing surface followed by the application of tack coat and new surface course. With both processes there is the need to adjust the height and level of all ironwork along the affected length.

Typical surface course materials are Asphalt Concrete (bitumen macadam), Hot Rolled Asphalt or another selected proprietary product selected to meet local site conditions.

Due to the health and safety of both highway users and operatives carrying out the works this type of work in most cases necessitates a road closure for the duration. To minimise disruption to highway users these works can on occasion be carried out overnight and on weekends. School holidays and local events are considered in the planning and programming of these projects.

Surface Dressing

Surface dressing is a simple and highly cost-effective method of repairing the road surface, which can prevent much more expensive work being needed later. It allows us to maintain a high quality road network on a finite budget.

The process involves spraying the road surface with a coating of hot liquid bitumen, known as a binder. The coating is then covered with clean crushed stone chippings, which are rolled into the bitumen to form a water-resistant, protective layer, which improves skid resistance.

This type of work can only be done in the spring and summer months, when the weather is warm and dry, as the bitumen will not stick to the road in cold or wet conditions. This is a mobile operation and is an efficient process that allows us to reduce the time on site, thus causing minimum disruption to local highway users. These works are normally only carried out on the rural roads of our Network as using hot applied binder is not suitable within urban areas.

Sites and dates of resurfacing are shown below. Any constructive comments or concerns are welcome in order to help us improve our methods of working and public relations. These comments can be sent by email to Highways@bathnes.gov.uk or by a phone call to Council Connect on 01225 39 40 41 (in each case asking for the information to be forwarded to Ryan Crew in the Highway Maintenance Team).

If you would like more information regarding the Carriageway Resurfacing please email: Highways@bathnes.gov.uk or call Council Connect of 01225 39 40 41.

All Surfacing Sites for 2020/21 in Alphabetical Order can be viewed below. Proposed Dates of works will be published when programmes have been agreed with the Contractors and are subject to change, for example due to weather.

Scheme Location

 Ward

Surfacing Type

 Plans

Proposed Dates of works

A37 Bristol Road

Whitchurch

Resurfacing

A37 Bristol Road

July 2020

 A37 Bristol Road

Temple Cloud

Surface Dressing

 A37 Bristol Road

TBC

 Bannerdown Road (Phase 1)

Batheaston 

Resurfacing

Bannerdown Road (Phase 1)

Late June 2020 / Early July 2020

 Charlton Road (Phase 1 and 2)

Keynsham

Resurfacing

Charlton Road (Phase 1 and 2)

Late May 2020 / Early June 2020

 Claverton Down Road

Widcombe 

Resurfacing

 Claverton Down Road

April 2020

Culverhay 

Compton Dando 

Surface Dressing

 Culverhay

TBC

 Dafford Street

 Bath

Thin Surfacing

 Dafford Street

TBC

 Darlington Street and Sydney Place

 Bath

Resurfacing

 Darlington Street and Sydney Place

Late March 2020 / Early April 2020

 East Harptree Road

West Harptree 

Surface Dressing

East Harptree Road

TBC

 Eastfield Avenue

Weston 

Resurfacing

Eastfield Avenue, Weston

May 2020

 Granville Road

Lansdown

Resurfacing

Granville Road

September 2020

 Ham Lane and Britten's Hill

 Paulton

Thin Surfacing

Ham Lane and Britten's Hill

TBC

 High Street

 Bathampton

Resurfacing

High Street 

Late July 2020 / Early August 2020

 Hunstrete Lane

Hunstrete 

Surface Dressing

Hunstrete Lane

TBC

Innox Road

Twerton 

Thin Surfacing

Innox Road 

TBC

 Kilmersdon Road (Phase 1 and 2)

Haydon 

Resurfacing

Kilmersdon Road (Phase 1 and 2) 

June 2020

 Lansdown Lane (Phase 3 and 4)

Upper Weston 

Resurfacing

Lansdown Lane (Phase 3 and 4) 

August 2020

 Lyncombe Vale

Perrymead 

Resurfacing

Lyncombe Vale 

April 2020

 Lynfield Park

Weston 

Thin Surfacing

Lynfield Park 

TBC

 Morley Terrace

Radstock 

Thin Surfacing

 Morley Terrace

TBC

 Purlewent Drive

 Weston

Thin Surfacing

Purlewent Drive

TBC

 Queens Drive

Combe Down 

Resurfacing

Queens Drive 

Late April 2020 / Early May 2020

 Redland Park

 Twerton

Thin Surfacing

Redland Park 

TBC

 Richmond Place

Lansdown 

Thin Surfacing

Richmond Place

TBC

Richmond Road 

Lansdown 

Thin Surfacing

 Richmond Road

TBC

 Station Road

Welton 

Resurfacing

Station Road 

June 2020

Staunton Lane 

Whitchurch

Surface Dressing

Staunton Lane 

TBC

 Stockwood Hill

Keynsham

Resurfacing

 Stockwood Hill

Late August 2020 / Early September 2020

The Brow 

Twerton 

Thin Surfacing The Brow 

TBC

 Timsbury Road / Bloomfield Road

 Timsbury

Resurfacing

Timsbury Road / Bloomfield Road 

June 2020

 Triangle West

 Bath Thin Surfacing

 Triangle West

TBC

 Walcot Street

 Bath

Resurfacing

 Walcot Street

April 2020

Walley Lane

 Chew Stoke Surface Dressing

Walley Lane 

TBC

Wallycourt Road 

 Chew Stoke Surface Dressing

Wallycourt Road 

TBC

 Woodborough Road

 Radstock

Resurfacing

Woodborough Road 

July 2020

 

 

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