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Road Resurfacing - Starting Monday 17th September

In the next few weeks starting 17th Sept 2018, weather permitting, a number of roads on the island will be given a new surface to keep it in good condition for years to come.

The technique we are going to use is called 'Surface Dressing.' It has been tried, tested and improved over many years. The process is fast, efficient, cost effective and the most environmentally friendly way to maintain roads - and that has to be good for everyone.

It waterproofs the road, preventing damage to the underlying construction, and revises its skid resistance to improve road safety.

A layer of liquid bitumen is machine applied over the road surface followed by a layer of stone chippings which is then rolled and compacted with a roller. The surface is trafficked and swept over the following 24 hours, then our team will return to carry out a final application of binder to lock the chippings in position.

We take great care to ensure the work is completed with the minimum of disturbance to the community - but some minor traffic delays will occur.

You can help us by following this advice:

  • Be Safety Aware - Follow signs and instructions from site operatives
  • Pay attention to advisory signs and please do not park on the road when signs advise not to.
  • Drivers - please keep to the temporary speed limits and avoid sharp turns to allow the surface to stabilise
  • Check your shoes before entering your home or car. Don't walk the bitumen or chippings on to your floors.
  • Temporary floor covering is recommended in shops and offices.

Please be aware that initially the roads surface appear 'loose and unfinished,' but please bear with us and within a few days we are confident you will be pleased with its appearance and the road will be protected for many years to come.

Roads affected are listed within the document below.