Surface dressing to begin to protect roads in Hambleton

We will begin our annual programme of surface dressing to maintain and protect roads in Hambleton on Monday, 10 April.

Surface dressing will take place soon in North Yorkshire.

Each year, the county council improves stretches of the county's 9,000km of roads with a programme of surface dressing between April and October.

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.

Barrie Mason, Assistant Director for Highways and Transportation, said: "Surface dressing is comparatively low-cost at just 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.

"We know the process is not popular with some drivers, mainly because of loose chippings, but the speed of the operation and its long-term benefits, as well as the short time for which motorists are inconvenienced, are important factors.

"It is important that traffic is allowed onto the new surface because chippings need traffic to fully push them into the road. However, 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.

Surface dressing schedule for Hambleton

Below is the surface dressing schedule for Hambleton district, April to June 2017. Please note the programme is subject to weather conditions.

Location

Town

Road no.

Duration

Start

Finish

Busby Stoop/Padcoat

Topcliffe

A167

0.5 days

Mon 10/04/17

Mon 10/04/17

Theakston Village

Theakston

U1519

0.3 days

Mon 10/04/17

Mon 10/04/17

Gatenby Village

Gatenby

C115

0.5 days

Mon 10/04/17

Tue 11/04/17

Ruddings Lane

Crakehall

U1453

0.3 days

Tue 11/04/17

Tue 11/04/17

Crakehall/Burrill

Bedale

U1457

1 day

Tue 11/04/17

Wed 12/04/17

Masham Road

Bedale

B6268

2.5 days

Wed 12/04/17

Tue 18/04/17

The Avenue

Snape

C52

0.25 days

Tue 18/04/17

Tue 18/04/17

Willow Bridge Lane

Dalton

C168

0.3 days

Tue 18/04/17

Tue 18/04/17

Station Road from Blind Piece Ln to Hutton Rae Ln

Hutton Sessay

C99

1 day

Tue 18/04/17

Wed 19/04/17

Hutton Sessay from A19 to U1791 Junction

Hutton Sessay

C99

0.5 days

Wed 19/04/17

Thu 20/04/17

Coxwold Main Street

Coxwold

C88

0.3 days

Thu 20/04/17

Thu 20/04/17

From A19 To Moor End Lane

Dalton

U1796

0.3 days

Thu 20/04/17

Thu 20/04/17

Busby Stoop

Topcliffe

A167

2.5 days

Thu 20/04/17

Sun 23/04/17

Felixkirk Rd from A170 to Marderby Hall Ln

Thirsk

C101

1 day

Sun 23/04/17

Mon 24/04/17

Hag Lane

South Kilvington

U1830

0.2 days

Mon 24/04/17

Mon 24/04/17

Upsall To Cleveland Rein

Upsall

C169

0.3 days

Mon 24/04/17

Mon 24/04/17

Moor Road

Knayton

U1824

0.3 days

Mon 24/04/17

Tue 25/04/17

Bridge Beck Lane

Kepwick

C156

0.2 days

Tue 25/04/17

Tue 25/04/17

Thirlby To Boltby Mill

Boltby

C101

0.75 days

Tue 25/04/17

Tue 25/04/17

Fangdale Beck/Clay Bank

Great Broughton

B1257

4 days

Wed 26/04/17

Tue 02/05/17

Raisdale Road Carlton Bank

Carlton

U1777

0.25 days

Wed 03/05/17

Wed 03/05/17

Beak Hills

Carlton/Chop Gate

U1858

0.25 days

Wed 03/05/17

Wed 03/05/17

Raisdale Road And Allum House

Carlton

U1777

2.25 days

Wed 03/05/17

Fri 05/05/17

Clack Lane

Osmotherley

C27

0.75 days

Fri 05/05/17

Sat 06/05/17

Tontine Interchange

Ingleby Cross

A172

2 days

Sat 06/05/17

Mon 08/05/17

A167

Hutton Bonville

A167

1 day

Mon 08/05/17

Tue 09/05/17

High Entercommon

Hornby

B1264

2 days

Tue 09/05/17

Thu 11/05/17

Castlehill

Girsby

C254

0.75 days

Thu 11/05/17

Fri 12/05/17

Rosehill

Girsby

U1912

0.2 days

Fri 12/05/17

Fri 12/05/17

This story was published 5 April 2017