Council’s road proofing

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WORK to maintain the county’s roads is being done.

Hampshire County Council is spraying roads with bitumen to provide a waterproof seal.

Stone chippings are then added to improve its skid resistance.

The authority aims to treat 140 miles of carriageway and footways each year.

Roads need to be surfaced dressed every 10 years, depending on use.

Loose chippings are swept away from the road within 24 hours and then after three to seven days.