Interactive map plots 2018 road resurfacing works
Essex Highways has published details of the roads it will be resurfacing this year as part of the £50m 2018/19 capital surfacing programme.
Essex County Council will carry out a variety of schemes designed to improve the condition of roads, pavements and bridges – in turn extending their life, making journeys safer and inspiring economic growth.
Residents can find out what work is taking place in their area by logging onto a new interactive map on the Essex Highways website.
The 2018/19 investment is a key part of the council’s strategic ambition to improve roads to ensure journeys are safe and reliable for everyone.
The capital programme will see potholes removed along identified stretches of road. The surfacing will include a mix of treatments, including full resurfacing or surface dressing, according to the needs of the particular location and type of road.
Cllr Ian Grundy, Essex County Council’s cabinet member for highways, said:
“Road users are reaping the rewards of our long-term investment as the latest data from the Department for Transport shows our roads have improved.
“Just 2% of the county’s A roads now require maintenance, compared to 6% eight years ago, while the number of B and C roads needing work stands at 2%, down from 8% in the same period.
“We know we have more work to do on potholes, which have multiplied because of the recent snow and very harsh winter weather.
“But our surfacing programme, combined with an extra £3m investment for pothole repairs, should see considerable improvement over the coming months.
“I would just ask that road users be as patient as possible while we undertake this essential work.”
28 March 2018