Winter upgrade for major roads
PUBLISHED: 14:00 07 October 2011
© Mark Evans 2007
MAJOR roads across North Somerset have had their surfaces improved over the summer to get them ready for winter weather.
North Somerset Council has given many road surfaces a fresh layer of asphalt to reduce standing water and skidding at a cost of £270,000.
Areas which got the treatment include Silver Moor Lane, Banwell, Ashey Lane, Blagdon, and Shiplate Road, Bleadon, Coronation Road and Blagdon Lane.
Council deputy leader Elfan Ap Rees said surface dressing is a quick, low cost way of improving the condition and skid resistance of a road.
He said: “It prevents water seeping into the foundations of the road and delays the need to carry out more extensive and costly carriageway repairs.
“We carry out surface dressing between May and September as weather conditions need to be dry and warm to ensure long-term stability of the dressing.
“These schemes demonstrate our commitment to investing in the highway infrastructure in North Somerset.”