Various roads across the city
- Start: 21/06/2021
- End: 08/07/2021
Every year we complete a programme of road maintenance in neighbourhoods which seals and waterproofs the surface to help protect the road from further damage.
On the streets due for microsurfacing the existing surface will be overlaid using a specialist vehicle with a mix of bitumen and aggregate. This process is known as ‘microsurfacing’ and helps prolong the life of the road surface.
Microsurfacing is a vital preventative measure which slows the deterioration of the surface and keeps the roads in good condition reducing the need for more substantial and costly repairs. Our annual maintenance programme aims to stay ahead of the game, and help keep Nottingham moving by preserving a smooth and safe surface.
The work itself is quite quick, as each road can be treated in one or two days. However, this is weather dependent so the exact schedule may be subject to change if there is heavy rain.
How does this work?
The surface is laid by a specialist machine but can look quite messy while work is underway…
When freshly laid the surface can look reddish-brown with loose stones on the surface, which can remain for the first few weeks. The road will be swept by a machine to remove the lose stones and help the surface ‘bed in’.
This surface settles down in time, once the surface has fully bedded in we can reinstate any outstanding lining, and raise any metal work. Once this is complete the road will look just like any other.
Please note these works are weather dependant so heavy rainfall may affect the programme. We will notify residents in the event works are postponed.
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How will this affect residents?
Affected residents will be notified by letter in advance of the works and via on-street notices.
The process is quite quick and can be completed in a few hours but the road does need to be clear of parked vehicles before work can begin. Residents on the affected streets will be notified and we will work to provide ad hoc access if required during the works.
Please ensure any vehicles you own or are responsible for are removed from the road between 07:30 and 16:30 whilst the work is being carried out. This will allow the process to move much more smoothly.