Road surface dressing in the Horncastle area

Road surface dressing works will take place in the Horncastle area next week. EMN-180308-102552001
Road surface dressing works will take place in the Horncastle area next week. EMN-180308-102552001

Roads in the Horncastle area are set to be surface-dressed next week, making them safer and extending their lives.

Each location will take around one to two days to complete and the exact dates and timings for each location will depend upon weather conditions.

To ensure the safety of the workforce, appropriate forms of traffic management will need to be used at each site.

This means delays are likely and people are advised to use alternative routes where possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Following the works a 20mph speed limit will be in place for seven days.

The affected roads include:

• Park Lane, Coningsby

• Old Boston Road, Coningsby

• Dogdyke Road, Coningsby/Hawthorn Hill

• Tumby Lane, Tumby Woodside (A155), programmed for tomorrow (Monday, August 13) - convoy working

• Main Road, Wildmore Fen (B1192), programmed for Tuesday, August 14 - stop and go boards

Surface dressing involves chippings being rolled into a layer of hot bitumen applied to the road.

Lincolnshire County Council do this because it:

• Improves skid resistance and makes the road safer 
• Waterproofs and protects the road against winter damage that causes potholes 
• Extends the life of the carriageway surface by up to 10 years 
• Costs one fifth of the price of resurfacing, meaning we can treat more roads 
• Prevents more expensive work being needed later on 
• Wherever it has been carried out we introduce temporary speed limits to prevent damage to vehicles and to allow the surface to stabilise.

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