Carriageway Resurfacing

A Map showing all resurfacing sites for the 2019/20 period can be found at the link below:

Map of 2019/20 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.

Micro Asphalt

Micro Asphalt Surfacing consists of bitumen emulsion and aggregate slurry which is laid cold by a specialised machine. The surfacing seals the top surface and improves skid resistance not dissimilar to Surface Dressing.

This type of surfacing is widely used in the urban areas of our Network. The finished surface has low noise characteristics and good riding qualities; as this is a mobile operation it is an efficient process that allows us to reduce the time on site thus causing minimum disruption to local highway users.

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 Craig Jackson 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 2019/20 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

A36 Lower Bristol Road

Westmoreland / Twerton

Surface Dressing

A36 Lower Bristol Road

Completed

A362 Frome Road (Part)

Radstock

Resurfacing

A362 Frome Road (Part)

Completed

A39 Bath Road

Clutton / Farmborough

Surface Dressing

A39 Bath Road

Completed

Avon Park

Newbridge

Micro Asphalt

Avon Park

20/10/19

B3115 Hayeswood Road

Clutton / Farmborough

Surface Dressing

B3115 Hayeswood Road

Completed

B3130 Stanton Road

Chew Valley

Surface Dressing

B3130 Stanton Road

Completed

B3355 Northmead Road / Paulton Road

Midsomer Norton North / 

Midsomer Norton Redfield

Resurfacing

B3355 Northmead Road / Paulton Road

Completed

B3355 Phillis Hill

Paulton

Resurfacing

B3355 Phillis Hill

Completed

Beckhampton Road / Oldfield Park

Westmoreland / Oldfield Park

Resurfacing

Beckhampton Road / Oldfield Park

Completed

Dartmouth Avenue / Millmead Road

Southdown / Westmoreland

Resurfacing

Dartmouth Avenue / Millmead Road

Completed

Fairfield Park Road

Lambridge

Micro Asphalt

Fairfield Park Road

Postponed to 2020/21

Granville Road

Lansdown

Resurfacing

Granville Road

Postponed to 2020/21

Gypsy Lane

Keynsham East / Saltford

Resurfacing

Gypsy Lane

Completed

Hill View Road

Lambridge

Micro Asphalt

Hill View Road

Completed

Hurn Lane (Part 1 and Part 2)

Keynsham East

Micro Asphalt

Hurn Lane (Part 1 and Part 2)

23/10/19 & 24/10/19

Lansdown Lane (Phase 1)

Bathavon North

Resurfacing

Lansdown Lane (Phase 1)

Completed

Lansdown Road (Part)

Lansdown

Resurfacing

Lansdown Road (Part)

Completed

Locksbrook Road

Newbridge

Micro Asphalt

Locksbrook Road

20/10/19

Longfellow Road

Westfield

Micro Asphalt

Longfellow Road

27/10/19

Lymore Avenue

Southdown

Resurfacing

Lymore Avenue

Completed

Manor Road

Keynsham East

Micro Asphalt

Manor Road

25/10/19 & 26/10/19

Marden Road

Keynsham East

Micro Asphalt

Marden Road

23/10/19

Medway Drive

Keynsham East

Micro Asphalt

Medway Drive

25/10/19

Monksdale Road

Westmoreland / Oldfield Park / 

Moorlands

Resurfacing

Monksdale Road

Completed

North Way

Twerton

Resurfacing

North Way

Completed

Orwell Drive / Trent Grove / Clyde Avenue

Keynsham East

Micro Asphalt

Orwell Drive / Trent Grove / Clyde Avenue

28/10/19 & 29/10/19

Riverside Gardens / Staddlestones

Midsomer Norton Redfield

Micro Asphalt

Riverside Gardens / Staddlestones

21/10/19 & 22/10/19

Rose Hill (Part 1 and Part 2)

Lambridge

Micro Asphalt

Rose Hill (Part 1 and Part 2)

21/10/19

Severn Way / Kennet Road / Welland Road

Keynsham East

Micro Asphalt

Severn Way / Kennet Road / Welland Road

28/10/19

South Road / Hook Hill

Timsbury

Resurfacing

South Road / Hook Hill

Completed

South Road / Excelsior Terrace

Midsomer Norton Redfield

Resurfacing

South Road / Excelsior Terrace

Completed

Station Road (Part)

Clutton / Farmborough

Resurfacing

Station Road (Part)

Completed

Stockwood Hill

Keynsham North

Resurfacing

Stockwood Hill

Postponed to 2020/21

Stowey Road

Clutton / Farmborough / Mendip

Surface Dressing

Stowey Road

Completed

The Circus

Kingsmead

Resurfacing

The Circus

Completed

Torridge Road

Keynsham East

Micro Asphalt

Torridge Road

23/10/19

Under Tree Road

Bathavon South

Surface Dressing

Under Tree Road

Completed

Walley Lane

Chew Valley

Surface Dressing

Walley Lane

Completed

Waterloo Road / Tyning Hill

Radstock

Resurfacing

Waterloo Road / Tyning Hill

Completed

Waveney Road

Keynsham East

Micro Asphalt

Waveney Road

24/10/19

Woollard Lane / Charlton Road

Publow / Whitchurch / Saltford

Surface Dressing

Woollard Lane / Charlton Road 

Completed

 

 

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