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28th Sep, 2021

160 miles of highway has been resurfaced by Worcestershire County Council this year

ALMOST 160 miles of highway have been resurfaced in Worcestershire by the county council this year – the equivalent of driving from Worcester to York.

Nearly 200 sites across the county will be treated, during this year’s programme despite the pandemic and adverse weather conditions.

The Surface Dressing Programme started in Ashton under Hill and Broadway in April and moved around the towns and villages of Worcestershire during May and June. The surface dressing work concludes in Redditch this month.

Surface dressing is a nationally recognised maintenance technique for sealing a road, improving skid resistance and preventing water getting under the surface.

This is crucial to help prevent potholes forming and prolong the life of the road. It works by coating an existing road with bitumen, covering it with stone chippings and then rolling it.

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