Another £300,000 package of resurfacing work aimed at reducing the risk of potholes is to be carried out in Torbay from Monday 11 May 2015.

Micro Asphalt will be undertaken on roads in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham over a two-week period. Work is expected to take no longer than one day in each location. It will provide skid resistance and road surface texture, seal the surface against water, prevent potholes and improve the ride quality and appearance of the existing surfacing.

The contractors will give advance notice to residents, but work dates will depend on the weather and may be subject to change.

Torbay Council has targeted roads where preventative maintenance can still be carried out, rather than roads where more substantial works are required. The aim of this programme is to maintain the fabric of the existing highway in order to promote the safety of all road users.

The council's Street Scene Service Manager, Patrick Carney, said: "This is part of the council’s ongoing investment into road maintenance. It is important that we carry out work like this to help cut the risk of potholes forming in the future. This type of treatment is a cost effective, preventative treatment and can only be used on roads that are still structurally sound but showing signs of deterioration."

The roads to be resurfaced are as follows:

Brixham: Bella Vista Road.

Paignton: Dixon Close, James Avenue, Southfield Avenue/Upper Manor Road (from Manor lights to Shorton Road ), Churchward Road, Adelphi Road, Ebeneezer Road, Merrit Road, Willicombe Road ,Collingwood Road, Kingsland Drive, Longstone Road, Lidford Tor Avenue, Harbourne Ave, Underidge Road,Barton Drive, Barton Avenue.

Torquay: Asheldon Road ,Cary Park ,Lea Road, Froude Ave, Brunel Ave, St Vincents Road .

Aftercare of the surfacing will be monitored closely by engineers. Drivers are advised that existing road markings will be removed in the affected roads for a short period following the works and they are asked to take extra care during this time.

If anyone has any questions regarding the work they can contact Torbay Council's Highways Department on 01803 207715.


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