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Surface dressing programme

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.

The process involves spraying the road with a layer of hot liquid bitumen (known as a binder) and then covering it with loose stone chippings. The dressing is then rolled, which together with the actions of slow moving traffic, embeds the stone chips into the road surface.

Surface dressing seals the road surface to prevent water getting in and causing damage like potholes; and, because it provides a hard wearing surface with good texture, it also has anti skidding properties. This added protection can extend the life of the road surface by up to 10 years. It is also one of the most environmentally friendly ways to repair a road because the existing road surface is left in-situ and only a thin layer is added on top, thereby minimising the use of natural resources ie, quarrying for aggregate.

Traffic can be allowed to run on the new surface almost immediately, avoiding lengthy closures and disruption. Also the speed with which it can be laid reduces delays to traffic.

Surface dressing is a weather sensitive process and works can be delayed by both wet, cold and very hot weather.  It is usually carried out in April/May as the treated road surfaces then have four good months to embed properly before the start of winter.

Please note: During these dates the road will be closed with no through route, access will only be for residents and all works will take place during the night, between the hours of 7pm and 6am.

Work dates 2020

 

Stretton Hall Lane

  • Proposed work date: Monday 20 July
  • Duration: 1 day
 

Whitchurch Road

  • Proposed work date: Monday 20 July
  • Duration: 1 day
 

Stamford Lane

  • Proposed work date: Monday 20 July - Tuesday 21 July
  • Duration: 2 days
 

Brook Lane

  • Proposed work date: Tuesday 21 July and Monday 27 July
  • Duration: 1 day each
 

Greenfield Lane (N/B - Section 2)

  • Proposed work date: Tuesday 21 July
  • Duration: 1 day

Greenfield Lane (S/B - Section 1)

  • Proposed work date: Tuesday 21 July
  • Duration: 1 day

Long Lane (N/B - Section 2)

  • Proposed work date: Tuesday 21 July - Wednesday 22 July
  • Duration: 2 days

Long Lane (S/B - Section 1)

  • Proposed work date: Wednesday 22 July
  • Duration: 1 day
 

Long Lane

  • Proposed work date: Wednesday 22 July - Thursday 23 July
  • Duration: 2 days

Moston Road

  • Proposed work date: Thursday 23 July
  • Duration: 1 day
 

Dunkirk Way

  • Proposed work date: Thursday 23 July - Friday 24 July
  • Duration: 2 days
 

Lees Lane and The Green

  • Proposed work date: Friday 24 July and Tuesday 28 July
  • Duration: 1 day each
 

Hillside Drive (Section 1)

  • Proposed work date: Friday 24 July and Tuesday 28 July
  • Duration: 1 day each

Rivacre Brow

  • Proposed work date: Friday 24 July - Saturday 25 July and Wednesday 29 July
  • Duration: 3 days

Hillside Drive (Section 2)

  • Proposed work date: Saturday 25 July and Thursday 30 July
  • Duration: 1 day each

Plantation Drive

  • Proposed work date: Friday 17 July and Thursday 27 July
  • Duration: 1 day each

Craig Gardens

  • Proposed work date: Friday 17 July and Thursday 23 July
  • Duration: 1 day each

Wellswood Road

  • Proposed work date: Friday 17 July and Thursday 23 July
  • Duration: 1 day each

The Breck

  • Proposed work date: Friday 17 July and Thursday 23 July
  • Duration: 1 day each

Warren Drive

  • Proposed work date: Friday 17 July and Thursday 23 July
  • Duration: 1 day each

Forest Road

  • Proposed work date: Friday 17 July and Friday 24 July
  • Duration: 1 day each

Moorland Road

  • Proposed work date: Friday 17 July - Saturday 18 July and Friday 24 July
  • Duration: 3 days
 

Randle Meadow

  • Proposed work date: Saturday 25 July and Friday 31 July
  • Duration: 1 day each
 

Strawberry Way East

  • Proposed work date: Saturday 25 July - Sunday 26 July
  • Duration: 2 days

Ring Road

  • Proposed work date: Sunday 26 July
  • Duration: 1 day
 

Shotwick-Frodsham Road (W/bound C/way ONLY)

  • Proposed work date: Sunday 26 July - Monday 27 July
  • Duration: 2 days
 

Lansdowne Road

  • Proposed work date: Monday 27 July
  • Duration: 1 day
 

Shay Lane

  • Proposed work date: Monday 27 July
  • Duration: 1 day
 

Waste Lane

  • Proposed work date: Monday 27 July - Tuesday 28 July
  • Duration: 2 days
 

Tirley Lane

  • Proposed work date: Tuesday 28 July
  • Duration: 1 day
 

Chester Road

  • Proposed work date: Tuesday 28 July - Wednesday 29 July
  • Duration: 2 days
 

Oakmere Road

  • Proposed work date: Wednesday 29 July - Thursday 30 July
  • Duration: 2 days
 

Holmes Chapel Road

  • Proposed work date: Thursday 30 July - Friday 31 July
  • Duration: 2 days

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