Another £120,000 package of resurfacing work aimed at reducing the risk of potholes is to be carried out in Torbay from Monday 15 June 2015.

Surface dressing will be undertaken on roads in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham over a one-week period. The work is unlikely to take longer than one day at 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 to help cut the risk of potholes forming in the future in order to promote the safety of all road users. This type of treatment can only be used on roads that are still structurally sound.

The roads to be resurfaced are as follows:

Brixham: Berry Head Road, Kennels Road (from Dartmouth Lane to Hillhead).

Paignton: Kings Ash Road (from Foxhole Road to Colley End Road ), Totnes Road (Blagdon Road to Borough Road), Belle Vue Road, Keysfield Road and Preston Down Road (from Old Totnes Road to Lovers Lane).

Torquay: Upper Cockington Road, Drake Avenue, Westhill Road(from Hele Road to Chatto Road), Barton Road (from Hele Road to Cricketfield Road), Newton Road (from Shiphay Lane to Torre Station), Cary Avenue, St Marychurch Road, Torhill Road (from Castle Circus to Abbey Road), St Lukes Road/Shedden Hill.

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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