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Surface dressing roads 3 to 7 June

Surface dressing roads 3 to 7 June

31 May 2017
Photo of a road temporarily closed sign

Twenty-two roads across the Wokingham Borough are due to be surface dressed, 3 to 7 June, and will each need temporary closures for a day to do this.


The roads are in Wargrave, Hurst, Barkham, Wokingham Without, Finchampstead, Swallowfield and Shinfield. A list of the affected roads being surface dressed is on Wokingham Borough Council’s website. 

Surface dressing adds extra protection to the carriageway, stopping water from getting in while also reducing the risk of skidding. 

The dressing itself consists of aggregate chippings and a bitumen emulsion, which is rolled onto the road. This, together with the actions of slow moving traffic on it afterwards, embeds the stone chips into the surface.

It can also extend the life of the existing road surface for some years.

Residents and businesses affected by the closures should have received a letter before the work starts. Signs will also be put up to warn people it will be taking place. Access to properties will be maintained, although due to the nature of the work there may be times when there is a short delay getting in or out.

The work is weather dependent, so affected residents and businesses will be updated if there is a change in the schedule.

Once a road is re-opened a temporary speed reduction will be in place, and road markings will be reinstated between seven to 14 days after.


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