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Unique surfacing trial to target patchy local roads

21 March 2017

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.