More than 30 Bridlington roads to be repaired as part of a £2.3million improvement scheme to tackle potholes

More than 30 roads in Bridlington have been earmarked for repair work as part of a £2.3million improvement scheme to prevent potholes.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 6:00 pm
Around 13,000 tonnes of stone chippings will be laid on 67 miles of road as part of the improvement scheme.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s highways maintenance team began work on its annual road surface dressing scheme this month as part of essential works.

Over the next five months, the highways crews will upgrade road surfaces at 207 locations across the East Riding.

Around 13,000 tonnes of stone chippings will be laid on 67 miles of road, from A roads to unclassified routes.

This year’s surface dressing programme has been extended to incorporate some urban sites that were delayed from last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Surface dressing is carried out every year by the council between April and August, as a quick and economical way of repairing, maintaining and extending the life of a road.

The work involves spraying hot, bitumen on to the road, spreading chippings on top, and then using a roller to press them in.

The process actively reduces the risk of potholes forming as it seals the road and stops water from entering and damaging the surface. It also improves skid resistance for vehicles.

The streets due to be improved are Airdale Drive, Badminton Close, Bealuieu Court, Bilsdale Crescent, Boynton Avenue, Brandesdale Road, Brett Street, Brookland Road, Calderdale Close, Cardigan Road, Carnaby Avenue, Castle Howard Close, Coverdale Garth, Cross Street, Deepdale Close, Farndale Road, Givendale Close, Gordon Road, Greenways Close, Greenways Walk, Headlands Close, Headlands Drive, Langdale Mews, Littondale Court, Longleat Avenue, Lowood Drive, Martongate, Matson Road, Promenade, Queen Street, South Back Lane, Stowe Garth, Thixendale Road, Tintern Avenue, Well Lane, Wharfdale Drive and Woburn Close.

The scheme will also be operating in the surrounding villages, including: Burton Fleming (Nine Dikes Road and Wold Newton Road), Flamborough (Carter Lane, Church Street and Tower Street), Kilham (Driffield Road), Rudston (Burton Road), Wold Newton (Burton Fleming Road, Butt Lane and Foxholes Road), Beeford (Main Street), Bewholme (Billings Lane, Main Road, Nunkeeling Road and Woodnook Road) and North Frodingham (Main Street).

Surface dressing is carried out during the spring and summer months as it requires warmer temperatures for the bitumen and chippings to take effect.

Signs will be placed on all roads involved in the surface dressing a week before the work takes place.

Disruption to traffic will be kept to a minimum, but 20mph speed limits will be in place to protect both the travelling public and the council’s workforce.

Adam Holmes, head of infrastructure and facilities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We have a trusted track record of delivering innovative schemes to help our residents and businesses. This scheme allows us to continue to improve roads across the East Riding which are in need of repair.

“We understand that potholes are a nuisance to our residents, so we hope this work can help to treat the roads which require the work most.

“We’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause, but look forward to the improvements the scheme will provide.”