Talking West Cheshire

West Cheshire to benefit from carriageway improvement works

6 September 2010

Cars driving down a roadCheshire West and Chester Council is to carry out micro asphalt resurfacing work on local roads throughout early September.

Micro asphalt is a relatively new and economical solution to resurfacing roads that are starting to show the first signs of wear and tear. The process is used when the structure of the road is good but the top surface is beginning to wear.

Micro asphalt not only helps to seal the surface of the road, stopping water from getting in and causing deterioration and pot holes to form, but also fills minor surface irregularities, improves skid resistance and prolongs the life of the road.

The works, which should last for approximately 10 days, will cover roads across West Cheshire.

Councillor Lynn Riley, Executive Member for Community and Environment, said: "Our micro asphalt programme will target roads that will benefit most from this simple but very effective process of maintaining the surfaces into the future.

"During the works we aim to minimise the effects on motorists as much as possible but unfortunately some disruption is sometimes unavoidable.

"The authority will be giving advance notice of the works to local residents and drivers and will provide advisory and warning signs from the time of treatment to the time the road is ready for normal use. Local residents can also help by ensuring their vehicles are not left on roads that will be treated."

For further information on the resurfacing works please contact the Council's Highway Teams on tel: 0300 123 7036.