£2.5million road improvement scheme aimed at preventing potholes to begin across Driffield and the East Riding

Work is due to start next week (week commencing Monday 11 May) on a £2.5million road improvement scheme across the East Riding which will help to prevent potholes.

 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s highways maintenance team will begin work on its annual road surface dressing scheme as part of essential works being carried out during the coronavirus lockdown.

Over the next five months, the highways crews will upgrade road surfaces at 63 locations.

Around 13,000 tonnes of stone chippings will be laid on 67 miles of road, from A roads to unclassified routes.

This year’s surface dressing programme has been changed to target mainly rural roads, in order to help highways staff stick to social distancing measures while they work.

Surface dressing is carried out every year by the council between April and August, as a quick and economical way of repairing, maintaining and extending the life of a road.

The work involves spraying hot, sticky bitumen on to the road, spreading chippings on top, and then using a roller to press them in.

The process actively reduces the risk of potholes forming as it seals the road and stops water from entering and damaging the surface. It also improves skid resistance for vehicles.

Surface dressing is carried out during the spring and summer months as it requires warmer temperatures for the bitumen and chippings to take effect.

Councillor Mike Stathers, portfolio holder for enhancing communities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:

“Surface dressing is our first line of defence against potholes and plays an essential part in protecting our roads for years to come.

“Obviously our highways team has had to make changes due to the Covid-19 outbreak, which has meant moving operations to more rural locations and all staff following social distancing guidelines as they work.

“We’d like to thank residents and motorists in advance for their patience while this year’s work is carried out.”

Residents and motorists notified in advance

Signs will be placed on all roads involved in the surface dressing a week before the work takes place.

Disruption to traffic will be kept to a minimum, but 20mph speed limits will be in place to protect both the travelling public and the council’s workforce.

Loose chippings are recycled

After the surfacing dressing is complete, any loose stone chippings left behind won’t go to waste.

Mechanical road sweepers are used to collect up all the loose chippings, which are then stored.

Every two years the council hires a giant industrial washing and grading machine to clean all the loose chippings so they can be recycled and reused on the roads the following year.

The process recycles more than 7,000 tonnes of chippings and saves around £60,000 of council tax payers’ money.

LIST OF ROADS DUE TO BE SURFACE DRESSED BETWEEN APRIL AND AUGUST 2020:

     

Parish

Road Name

Road Number

Bridlington

Flamborough Road

B1255

Fimber

Sledmere Road

B1251

Flamborough

Bridlington Road

B1255

Fridaythorpe

Sledmere Road

B1251

Harpham

High Road

A614

Kilham

High Street

B1253

Rudston

Boynton Road

B1253

Rudston

High Street

B1253

Sewerby

Sheeprake Lane

B1255

Sledmere

Bridlington Road

B1253

Watton

Beverley Road

A164

Hutton Cranswick

Beverley Road

A164

Kirkburn

Beverley Road

A164

Bainton

Bainton Road

B1248

Tibthorpe

Marshall Hill

B1248

Wetwang

A166 to Green lane

B1248

Wetwang

Beverley Road

B1248

Kirkburn

Driffield Road

A164

Fimber

Malton Road (Rbt to County Boundry)

B1248

Fimber

Malton Road (Green Lane to Fimber Rdbt)

B1248

Adlingfleet

Garthorpe Road

C48

Adlingfleet

Hoggard Lane

C48

Harlthorpe

Main Road

A163

Londesbrough

Kiplingcoates Road

A614

Ousefleet

Townend Causeway

C48

Pollington

Balne Moor Road

C26

Pollington

Long Lane

C26

Reedness

Church Lane

Unc

Howden

Station Road

B1228

Reedness

Old Lane

Unc

Beswick

Beverley Road

A164

Leconfield

Leconfield Road

A164

Leconfield

Old Road

Unc

Lockington

Driffield Road

A164

Lockington

Station Road

C70

Lockington

Station Road

C72

Wawne

Meaux Lane

C14

Wawne

Sutton Road

C14

Brantingham

Roman Road

C30

Little Weighton

White Gap Road

C62

Rowley

Brick Dyke Road

C30

Rowley

Common Road

C75

South Cave

Kettlethorpe Hill

A1034

South Cave

West Hill

B1230

Walkington

Hunsley Road

B1230

Walkington

Wold Road

Unc

Aldbrough

East Newton Road

C144

Bilton

Preston Lane

B1238

Camerton

Main Road

A1033

Humbleton

Danthorpe Road

C145

Humbleton

Long Lane

C145

Humbleton

Main Street

C145

Humbleton

New Lane

C65

Keyingham

Hull Road

A1033

Long Riston

Catwick Lane

C24 

New Ellerby

Lambwath Lane

C1

New Ellerby

Langthorpe Road

Unc

North Frodingham

Church Lane

B1249

Ottringham

Patrington Road

A1033

Ryehill

Main Road

A1033

Sigglesthorne

Rise Road

B1243

Thorngumbald

Hooks Lane

C63

Withernwick

Cowden Lane

Unc

 

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