These are the roads in and around Wells that will benefit from surface dressing this summer

By Daniel Mumby - Local Democracy Reporter

1st Jul 2022 | Local News

Surface Dressing Will Be Taking Place Across Somerset All Summer. CREDIT: Somerset County Council.
Surface Dressing Will Be Taking Place Across Somerset All Summer. CREDIT: Somerset County Council.

More than 100 roads across Somerset will be surface dressed this summer, including more than 30 in Mendip, Somerset County Council has confirmed.

The council council has published a full list of roads across the county which will be surface dressed over the next couple of months to prevent further damage and improve traction for drivers.

Surface dressing is a nationally recognised maintenance technique for sealing a road, improving skid resistance, and preventing water getting under the surface – which is crucial to help stop potholes forming.

It works by coating an existing road with bitumen, covering it with stone chippings and then rolling it.

Because the work is dependent on warm weather, the timings of each individual stretch may change at short notice – and could be extended beyond the summer if weather conditions prove inhospitable.

Councillor Mike Rigby, portfolio holder for transport and digital, said: "Every year we deliver these programmes in order to ensure safety and longevity of our network.

"We are committed to keeping our roads intact and verges trim, but we are always looking to improve our service and the way engage with the public, so together we can ensure our network is safe and resilient.

"If you do spot a problem on the road, you can alert us quickly and easily by using our 'report it' function."

Here is the full list of all the roads which will be subject to surface dressing this summer:

More than 100 roads across Somerset will be surface dressed this summer, Somerset County Council has confirmed.

The council council has published a full list of roads across the county which will be surface dressed over the next couple of months to prevent further damage and improve traction for drivers.

Surface dressing is a nationally recognised maintenance technique for sealing a road, improving skid resistance, and preventing water getting under the surface – which is crucial to help stop potholes forming.

It works by coating an existing road with bitumen, covering it with stone chippings and then rolling it.

Because the work is dependent on warm weather, the timings of each individual stretch may change at short notice – and could be extended beyond the summer if weather conditions prove inhospitable.

Councillor Mike Rigby, portfolio holder for transport and digital, said: "Every year we deliver these programmes in order to ensure safety and longevity of our network.

"We are committed to keeping our roads intact and verges trim, but we are always looking to improve our service and the way engage with the public, so together we can ensure our network is safe and resilient.

"If you do spot a problem on the road, you can alert us quickly and easily by using our 'report it' function."

Here is the full list of all the roads in Mendip which will be subject to surface dressing this summer:

Mendip

  • Seat Lane, Batcombe
  • Copplesbury Lane, nr. Bruton
  • Portway Hill to Hedgestocks, nr. Bruton
  • Snake Lake Hill, nr. Bruton
  • Vinings Hill, nr. Bruton
  • B3134 Broad Road, nr. Burrington
  • B3134 Burrington Road, nr. Burrington
  • Burcott Lane, Coxley
  • B3114 Chapel Hill, Emborough
  • B3114 Old Emborough Main, Emborough
  • Green Street, nr. Faulkland
  • A362 Lanes End Hill, Frome
  • A362 Rodden Hill, Frome
  • A362 Warminster Road, Frome
  • Brindham Lane, Glastonbury
  • Cinnamon Lane, Glastonbury
  • Wick Lane, Glastonbury
  • Minery Road, nr. Green Ore
  • Haydon Hill, Kilmersdon
  • School Lane, Kilmersdon
  • Waterside Lane, Kilmersdon
  • Spargrove Lane, Milton Clevedon
  • Green Parlour Road, nr. Radstock
  • Chapel Hill, Shepton Mallet
  • Old Emborough Main, Shepton Mallet
  • Green Street to Single Hill, nr. Shoscombe Vale
  • Southwood Lane, Southwood
  • Bolters Lane, Stoke St. Michael
  • Fosse Road, Stoke St. Michael
  • Kings Road, Stoke St. Michael
  • Stoke Hill, Stoke St. Michael
  • Wagon And Horses Hill, Stoke St. Michael
  • B3139 Bath Road, Wells
  • Burcott Lane, Wells
  • Bowermead Lane, West Compton
  • Stoodley Hill, West Compton
  • Stoodley Lane, West Compton
  • Bradley Way, West Pennard
  • Westwood Road, nr. Westwood

For more information on how surface dressing will be impacting you this summer, visit www.travelsomerset.co.uk/surface-dressing.

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