Early finish for £7m road dressing project finishes early

MORE than 165 miles of roads across Hampshire have been resurfaced in a £7m programme.

Saturday, 20th August 2016, 5:55 am

The Hampshire County Council project was completed by contractor Amey two weeks ahead of schedule and has seen roads all over Hampshire being treated.

The roads have been dressed to seal the road surface from water damage and maintain its skid resistance, keeping the road in good condition for as long as possible and preventing potholes and other defects from forming.

Executive member for transport and environment councillor Rob Humby said: ‘The council’s Operation Resilience team has been working tirelessly over the spring and summer months to complete our annual surface dressing programme to ensure Hampshire motorists can keep moving.

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‘With an average of 140 miles of roads and footpaths treated each year, the team are already putting their skills and expertise into planning next year’s programme.

‘By undertaking this preventative maintenance work, the life of the roads are extended, therefore allowing the council to use its limited funding efficiently and effectively to keep Hampshire residents and businesses moving on the road network.’