The Senior Engineer in Highway Maintenance at Sandwell Council in the West Midlands has posted on LinkedIn praising the value of surface dressing in his borough.
Mathew Burling FIHE says the 2023 Surface Dressing programme kicked off in Sandwell earlier this month and they’re already seeing “some fantastic results”.
He writes “in just 4 days working with Kiely Bros Ltd we’ve treated and protected over 100,000 square metres of our roads including large stretches of our Key Route Network including bus lanes and alongside busy local town centres; working with travel partners and third parties to minimise disruptions throughout the work.”
He continues: “With some sites now receiving the second phase of work to ‘lock’ things into place (and have road markings remarked soon afterwards) it’s clearly evident the improvements these essential maintenance works bring.
“This work has not only helped us protect our roads before full reconstruction is required but will help to greatly reduce the risk of potholes forming. We’re already planning a further phase of surface dressing works for the current season which will see us treat unclassified and estate roads across the borough to further enhance and protect the network.”
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