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Micro-asphalt brings big benefits to local roads

Over 50 residential roads will benefit from £500,000 of micro-asphalt surface treatment works in April.

Residential roads across the county are getting a super-efficient and effective surface dressing designed specifically for suburban areas.

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Micro-asphalt surface treatment is a preventative measure that seals in the existing road surface. This improves the road texture, skid-resistance and helps water evaporate more easily, reducing the likelihood of potholes forming.

“The work involves applying a base and top layer of bitumen to the existing road surface.

The treatment acts as liquid when first applied but it quickly dries within an hour and is then ready for traffic.

“It’s a quick, clean process that greatly improves a road surface with minimal disruption.

“Each job typically only takes a few hours and, once settled, provides a durable surface that can prolong the life of a road by up to ten years.”

This type of treatment is designed for use in residential areas where there is slower moving traffic because it is more resistant to the forces put through the road surface when a vehicle turns into a driveway or around a tight corner.

Dates and times:

Monday 8 April for up to six weeks, subject to weather.

Works hours between 7:30am and 5pm, seven days a week

Traffic management:

Mobile road closures with on-site workers to help and advise traffic

During the works, there will be a period where the newly laid surface will not be able to be driven on – usually be for around 60 minutes after the job is completed depending on the weather conditions.

We will work closely with residents and businesses to maintain access and egress.

Following the works:

After the treatment, loose stones may remain on the road surface for a period of time and temporary road signs will be used to advise road users to be careful.

We will monitor the road over the following seven days and return to sweep loose material, if required.

This type of work is weather dependent and bad weather means the work will be rescheduled. If we're unable to work on the date specified, please keep the road clear of vehicles the following working day.

Iron works will be lifted, and road markings replaced after the final sweep has taken place, which can be a couple of weeks after the works. Where needed, temporary signs are put in place reminding the public that road markings have been removed.

Roads receiving treatment:


Manor Road, Northorpe Near Scotter

Chapel Lane, Northorpe Near Scotter

Linden Avenue, Branston

Buddleia Drive, Branston

Clematis Close, Branston

Sycamore Close, Branston

Wisteria Avenue, Branston


Northfields, Bourne

Stephenson Way, Bourne

Kingsway, Bourne

Potters Close, Bourne

Harrington Street, Bourne

Hatt Close, Moulton

Burnstone Gardens, Moulton

Wilder Garth, Holbeach

Creedwood Close, Holbeach

Windsor Avenue, Holbeach

North Parade, Holbeach

Cornfields, Holbeach

King George V Avenue, Holbeach

Cecil Pyewell Avenue, Holbeach


Oak Close, Louth

Hazel Grove, Louth

Sycamore Drive, Louth

Laburnum Crescent, Louth

Minster Drive, Louth

Spire View Road, Louth

St Davids Close, Skegness

Wentworth Close, Skegness

Birkdale Close, Skegness

St Annes Close, Skegness

Fulford Way, Skegness

Gleneagles, Skegness


Langdale Crescent, Grantham

Oakdale Close, Grantham

Meadowdale Crescent, Grantham

Avon Close, Grantham

Hodder Close, Grantham

Foston Road, Grantham

Derwent Road, Grantham

The Knolls, Barrowby

Rectory Close, Barrowby

The Square, Barrowby

Grange Paddock, Barrowby

Leys Close, Barrowby

Adamstiles, Barrowby

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Apr 05

Really good, informative article, but it doesn't mention which county


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