Council to make road improvements

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MILTON Keynes Council will embark on some important road repairs next month, with more than 90,000 square metres of surface dressing being carried out.

The work is due to start the week of Monday 8th August and - depending on weather conditions - it is hoped that all sites should be completed within six days. In total 91,259 square metres of road surface will be treated.

The council has awarded a contract to Eurovia Infrastructure Services Ltd, for the rolling project, as part of the ongoing capital maintenance programmes to improve road condition.

The surface dressing work involves application of a sprayed performance binder, such as Bitumen, onto the existing road surface, and then a layer of chippings rolled on top.

Motorists are then asked to slow down, and take notice of the advisory speed limit signs that will be displayed at each site, to allow the chippings to bind properly with binder.

Cllr John Bint, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “We realise this work may cause some inconvenience to some people but it does need to be done and will ultimately improve the long term surface of the roads in question – which will also help drivers.”

The list of roads to be treated are as follows, V4 Watling Street from H3 to H4 starting on August 8, V3 Fulmer Street from H4 to H5 starting on August 8, H8 Standing Way Westbound from V4 to V3 starting on August 9, H8 Standing Way Westbound from V10 to V8 starting on August 10 and V11 Tongwell Street from H6 to H7 starting on August 11.

They will also be carrying out work on U573 Cranfield Road from Moulsoe Village to the County Boundary starting on August 12, A509 Newport Pagnell Bypass Westbound from the Existing Dressing to the Renny Park Roundabout starting on August 12, C140 Sherington Road from the Sherington Turn to the B526 starting on August 13 and the B5388 Yardley Road between Green Burial Ground and the County Boundary starting on August 13.