An innovative road treatment is being trialled to target patchy local roads in Essex.
This year Essex Highways will trial the new and cost-efficient resurfacing technique in various locations across the county.
Roads have already been identified in Castle Point and Chelmsford, with a number of other sites currently under consideration including Basildon and Harlow.
The trial involves patching individual defects, then applying a thin coating over the entire road surface, making it weatherproof and safer.
The aim is to reduce the length of time a road has to be closed for works, by avoiding associated costs like raising gullies, and to create a more attractive and longer-lasting surface.
The trial is due to take place this spring and summer.