£10.4m resurfacing of Norfolk’s roads about to begin

Surface dressing works are planned for Norfolk roads. Picture: Courtesy of Norfolk County Council

Surface dressing works are planned for Norfolk roads. Picture: Courtesy of Norfolk County Council - Credit: Archant

More than 320 miles of Norfolk roads will be re-surfaced this year as part of a £10.4m works programme.

Norfolk County Council is planning to 'surface dress' roads between April 18 and September, with gangs starting work in the Rackheath, Hoveton, Belton and east coastal areas.

The works involve adding a thin layer of bitumen and chippings to the roads to stop water penetration and reduce the number of potholes caused by frost.

The process also helps make the roads skid-resistant to cuts the risk of accidents.

A council spokesman said: 'The county council apologises for any inconvenience caused to local people and to road users, who are asked to travel with care and consideration when work is taking place and for a few days afterwards while the new surface settles.


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'A 20mph speed restriction is imposed during work and on freshly-laid surface dressing for safety reasons.'

People living along routes to be surface dressed will receive notification a day or two before the crews arrive.

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They will be asked not to park on the road on the day of the surfacing or on the following day when left over chippings will be swept up.

The work will be carried out by the council's community and environmental services department and its contractors.

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