A project to treat over 67,000sqm of roads in Derby starts next Wednesday (15th August).

The process is called Surface Dressing. The work is required to seal the road against possible water and frost damage and to reduce the likelihood of further potholes developing. The treatment will also restore skid resistance to improve road safety.

The project is expected to last 2.5 weeks, and will cost approximately £411,000 which will be funded from the Highway and Transport Work Programme budget for 2018-19. This is a city-wide programme which is being conducted during the school holidays to minimise disruption to traffic.

The roads being treated are:

Street Ward
Minster Road Oakwood
Saundersfoot Way Oakwood
Danebridge Crescent Oakwood
Wollaton Road Derwent
Alvaston Street and Church Street Alvaston
Grange Road and Wesley Road Boulton
Arkwright Street Sinfin
Redwood Road (from Arleston Lane to Bollards) Sinfin
Prince Charles Avenue (from Holborn Drive to Knightsbridge) Mackworth
Birchover Way (from Park Farm to Robin Croft Road) Allestree
Laburnum Crescent Allestree
West Bank Road Allestree
Duffield Road (from Five Lamps to A38 Roundabout) Allestree

A team from Kier Highway Services will carry out this work on behalf of the Council. The team will work every day including weekends from 8.00am – 10.00pm except on busy weekday roads where work will be restricted to 9.30am – 3.30pm and 6.30 – 10.00pm.

Derby City Council has notified affected residents and Kier will notify anyone whose roads are being treated the day before they plan to start work. The Council will keep everyone aware on social media of how the project is progressing, and there will be notices on all the main thoroughfares to keep road-users informed.

Traffic management measures will be in place where appropriate. This will take the form of stop/go boards, lane closures or partial road closures. Roads will be kept open as much as is possible.

Motorists can help by driving carefully and observing the slow speed signs, particularly during the first few days after application of the treatment. As long as the signs are observed, there should be no damage to vehicles. Residents in the area receiving treatment can assist by making sure that their cars are not parked on the street to be treated.

Road markings will be replaced approximately one week after the surface dressing treatment.

We appreciate everyone’s patience while we undertake this work.