THE list of roads across Worcestershire due to benefit from a £3.5 million revamp can today be revealed - including 34 in Worcester.
The county council has just launched its biggest ever surface dressing programme, which will see workers tend to 206 roads between now and July.
Over the spring and summer highways staff will be working their way across the county covering roads in new chips designed to prevent potholes.
As your Worcester News revealed last week, the project will improve 1.2 million square metres of the network.
The project has started in Evesham this week, and workers will spend a fortnight tending to routes in areas including Charlton, Harvington and Wickhamford.
Worcester will start to benefit from Monday, June 9 and between then and Friday, August 1 34 routes will benefit.
Starting in Kingfisher Close, St Peter's and finishing at the Northern Link Road, it will cover routes across the city including small residential streets and main roads such as Hylton Road, New Road and Spetchley Road.
Councillor John Smith, county council cabinet member for highways, said: "Surface dressing allows us to catch roads half-way through their lifespan and extend them.
“It’s an excellent preventative maintenance measure that offers good value for the taxpayer, which has been used to successfully improve hundreds of miles of highway in Worcestershire over the last few years.
“One of the big advantages of this method is that it can be done quickly thus cutting down on road or lane closures that cause inconvenience to motorists.
“We know from residents and businesses that improving of our highways is a priority.
"Over the last few years we have invested more than £50 million in projects like this and the situation has improved but we are committed to continuing efforts.
“This winter was the wettest on record and, inevitably, that has meant that some of our roads have suffered.”
He said the project would be entirely weather dependent, and the timetable could be pushed back if we get heavy rain or extreme heat.
The council says it will not be closing roads while the surface dressing is done, but in some cases lanes might be reduced temporarily.
WORCESTER SURFACE DRESSING TIMETABLE
Monday, June 9: Kingfisher Close
Queens Wood Drive
Tuesday, June 10:
Barnes Way and off shoot Barns Place
Wednesday, June 11:
Thursday, June 12:
Friday, June 13:
Monday, July 28:
Tuesday, July 29:
Friday, August 1:
Northern Link Road
- Click here for the full list of 207 roads across the county