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Road Maintenance To North Yorkshire Roads Begins In May

Road Maintenance To North Yorkshire Roads Begins In May

Published by Karen Liu at 9:37am 23rd April 2020.

North Yorkshire County Council's essential roads maintenance programme is set to begin next month.

Each year, the authority invests more than £10m in improving stretches of the county’s 5,800 miles of roads.

It says surface dressing is a quick, efficient and cost-effective way of maintaining skid-resistant and waterproof road surfaces, helping to prevent deterioration and extending the life of the road by up to ten years and restoring a uniform appearance following utility works.

The surface dressing programme forms part of the essential roads maintenance the County Council continues to deliver during the Covid-19 outbreak to ensure that key workers who need to travel to provide crucial services or deliver vital food and other supplies can do so with confidence.

The programme is scheduled to begin on 4th May and will run throughout the summer.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Access, said:

“It is important that the standard of our roads is maintained to support the NHS staff, social care workers, teachers, delivery drivers, bus operators and others providing essential services.

The fact that traffic levels are currently reduced to a minimum means our work can be carried out quickly, efficiently and with little or no disruption.

We take the safety of our employees and contractors very seriously, so will ensure that guidance on social distancing is observed during the surface dressing programme, as it is during the other essential maintenance work we are undertaking at the moment.

We have reviewed and reworked this year’s surface dressing schedule so that we will focus initially on rural roads where the locations facilitate social distancing more easily.”

Ensuring social distancing means there will not be letter drops to properties in areas where surface dressing is to take place, but information boards will be erected at each site.

For more information about surface dressing, including what to do if surface dressing takes place on your street, visit The work is subject to weather conditions.


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Lucylastik, on 23rd April 2020 10:21am
Why on earth would you wait until May to repair roads that aren't being used NOW?

Anyone with a grain of common sense would have started them a month ago. Are there no grown ups at all running Scarborough Council?

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