Nottingham’s annual road maintenance programme set to start

The City Council is committed to investing in road maintenance as part of its wider aim to improve Nottingham’s neighbourhoods. The Highways team will soon start a four week programme of road maintenance works on May 5th. In total, work will be carried out on 43 Nottingham streets, at a cost of £500,000.

On selected streets the existing road surface will be overlaid using a cold-applied mix of bitumen binder and aggregate which will be laid by a specialist vehicle. This process is known as ‘microsurfacing’ and the work forms an important part of the Council’s preventative maintenance programme, aiming to arrest long term highway network deterioration.

The work is weather dependent, so the schedule may be subject to change. Notices will be erected and local citizens will be informed in advance when work will start on their streets. The full works programme is available at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/improvinghighways

Chris Keane, Head of Highway and Energy Infrastructure at Nottingham City Council, said: “With over 782km of roads in the City to maintain, this programme is essential to take early action and to prevent road surfaces deteriorating before more costly road resurfacing is required. The process itself is quick and in most cases the surface treatment will be completed in 1 to 2 days. Nevertheless we apologise for any inconvenience caused and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us carry out this essential work.”

Our Highways team regularly monitors and reviews the condition of the highway network to repair network elements or to make situations safe. Members of the public can report any faults on the road online at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/highways or over the phone by contacting the call centre on 0115 9152000.

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