Surface dressing - what to expect if you live nearby
Before starting any works the County Council’s Contractor will:
Erect ‘advance warning signs’ on affected roads, stating the start date and duration of the works.
Send leaflets to adjacent residents, giving further information about the works and asking them to refrain from on-street parking on the day of the works. Parking obstruction and adverse weather are the main causes of delays.
Time the works to coincide with quiet periods.
On the day the Contractor will:
Introduce himself and ask you to move your car to a neighbouring street.
Sweep the road to remove any loose material.
Cover all gullies and manholes covers.
Dress the road surface.
Where possible, allow traffic past any machinery using manually operated `stop/go' boards whilst the works are being carried out. In some cases roads may be too narrow for this, and drivers may have to find an alternative route for a few hours.
Complete the works within a morning or afternoon.
Any loose chippings will be swept up over the next 7-14 days; and
Any white or yellow lines and disabled bays will be replaced within 14 days.