Regarding surface dressing works to be done beginning 10th July, 2016
What is to be done to the road?
The road is to be SURFACE DRESSED - an exceptionally quick process whereby a layer of bitumen (tar) and then a layer of chippings are applied to the surface. In this way the skid resistance of the road surface is increased, and the life of the road is prolonged because it is sealed against the entry of water.
What is involved?
First the road will be swept clean. The surface will then be sprayed with a bitumen binder. This will be followed by the application of a layer of stone chippings. These chippings will be pressed into the bitumen binder by a road roller. The road surface will be swept again within 24 hours of completion of the work, with a final sweep approximately 14 days afterwards. All lining, including disabled bay and resident H-bar markings, will be replaced after the 14 day sweep.
What precautions should be taken?
- There will be 'NO PARKING' during the days we are working. If you need help in getting in or out of your property, please ask the operatives or traffic management team on site for assistance.
Yellow 'NO PARKING' signs will be erected prior to the works starting. These signs will provide information on date and time of work.
- There will be 'Speed reduction' signs in place for the duration of the work and until the final sweep has taken place. We advise that you keep to the indicated speed limit until the signs are removed.
- Before getting into your car or entering your home, please check that you and your family do not have bitumen on your shoes; it may be necessary to remove them before entering your property.
- If, in spite of these precautions, you get bitumen on your clothes or shoes, it can be removed with a proprietary cleaner.
- In the case of business premises, we are obliged to maintain access, but as there are no practical ways in which we can cover the treated surfaces and cannot prevent people from walking on them, we suggest you place a temporary covering inside your premises.