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2019
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Oxfordshire roads to be resurfaced over the Summer

A summer of road surfacing in Oxfordshire has begun.

More than half a million square metres - more than 83 km - of road across Oxfordshire will be given a new lease of life thanks to the 'surface-dressing' technique which waterproofs and extends the life of roads.

The cost of the work is in the region of £3.5m which is seen as a good investment, potentially preventing the need for more costly resurfacing for a number of years.

Extra money means better roads

County Councillor Yvonne Constance, Cabinet member for Environment, said: “Oxfordshire County Council takes road repairs and maintenance very seriously and has put around £25m extra into fixing highways in total this and last year as part of a £120 million investment in infrastructure.

“Surface dressing is an excellent way to extend the life of roads and is cost effective. It is just one of a range of techniques that we use to improve and preserve the condition of our highways across Oxfordshire.”

Safer and longer-lasting roads

Many people will know surface dressed roads for their appearance soon after the work is done. However after a short period of bedding in, when sweeping any loose chippings and any necessary relining is done, the surfaces are indistinguishable from any other except for the absence of cracks and potholes. Skid resistance is also improved.

The county council has gained a reputation in recent years for innovation and, as part of the surface dressing programme this year, will be trying out something called ‘Surface Seal’ - an additional treatment added to a newly dressed road.

This application is designed to improve the retention of the chippings. The hope is that it should provide additional waterproofing and increased durability to prevent defects, cracks, and potholes, particularly at areas such as tight bends or junction. The surface seal also enhances the appearance of the new surface giving a deep and uniform black which is comparative to a new asphalt surface.

Getting the most out of our money

County Councillor Constance explained: “As well as putting many extra millions of pounds into road repairs we are also looking at getting the most out of every pound we spend.

“That is why we have been trialling things like road recycling, techniques like Dragon patching and now Surface Seal which has the potential to give even better and longer lasting results.”

Surface seal will be used on three sites covering approx. 10,000m2. Its performance will be monitored by engineers and, if it works as hoped, there could be more used next year.

List of sites

The list of sites our team will be working on is below. Road users will be alerted to planned work by on-site signs and work could be delayed or rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions.

A40 Barnards Gate

Eynsham

A40 Cassington to Eynsham

Eynsham

Drayton High Sreet,

Drayton

Rowstock to Chilton (A4185 )

Rowstock

A417 Hendred to Ardington

Hendreds

A420 Dual Carriageway

Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor

A40 Witney bypass - Shores Green - End - westbound slip

Witney

A40 Witney bypass - Shores Green

Witney

Wroslyn Road. Pigeonhouse Lane to Elm Farm

Freeland

Combe Holt to village

Combe

Ditchley Road

Charlbury

A44 Radford junction to Enstone village

Enstone

B4031 -A361- Iron Down Hill

Great Tew

Wiggington Heath to Milcombe

Milcombe

Wiggington Heath Gate to Nil Farm

Hook Norton

Wiggington Heath Turpins Lodge to Withycombe Farm

Hook Norton

A422 Stratford Road – Wroxton to Indian Queens

Wroxton

A422 Ruscote Ave. LOCKHEED CLOSE TO LONGLANDES WAY

Banbury

A422 Ruscote Ave. A423 TO LOCKHEED CLOSE

Banbury

A422 Hennef Way, Concorde to A423

Banbury

A422 Hennef Way, Ermont Way to Concorde

Banbury

A4142 Eastern bypass. Horspath Driftway to Risinghurst traffic lights. northbound

Oxford City

A4142 Eastern bypass. Risinghurst to Horspath Driftway (southbound)

Oxford City

B4100 Adderbury - Banbury Business Park

Adderbury

A4421 South of Newton Purcell

Newton Purcell

A4260 Steeple Aston duals to Hopcrofts HOLT

Steeple Aston

West End, Bridge to Stratford Lane turning (new surface)

Wootton

A4260 Rousham Gap to Bunkers Hill

Tackley

A4095 B430 to the junction with Akeman St. north of Kirtlington

Kirtlington

A4095 from jct with Akeman St to junction with the B4027 Enslow

Kirtlington

Un named lane from village toOld Park Farm

Holton

B480 Chiselhampton to Chippinghurst turn

Chiselhampton

B4105 Golden Balls to Chiselhampton

Marsh Baldon

A4130 Crowmarsh Hill to Gangsdown Hill

Nuffield

Greys Road, Henley to Rotherfield Greys

Rotherfield

Sonning Common Road. Coppid Hall crossroads to Devil's Hill junction

Binfield Heath

Harpsden Bottom ( Woodlands Road to Devils Hill )

Harpsden

B4016 Hagbourne to Blewbury

West Hagbourne

Un named road leading to church

Little Wittenham

Park Lane

Stanford in the Vale

Faringdon Road roundabout to The Holloway Road

Great Coxwell

A420 to shut line south of Gore Farm

Buckland

Netherton Road

Appleton

Netherton Road

Appleton

Newbridge to Appleton cross roads

Kingston Bagpuise

B4449 - Hardwick- Stanton Harcourt

Standlake

Road to Yelford

Hardwick

B4020 Shilton to Burford Garden Centre

Shilton

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