Dozens of Derby streets getting upgrades to prevent potholes

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More than 25 mainly residential Derby streets will be getting a road surface upgrade before winter comes around. Derby City Council’s annual micro-asphalt programme got under way today, Tuesday, September 13, in Allestree.

Welbeck Grove, Woodstock Close and Tresillian Close, became the first city routes to get a new layer of road put down under road closures earlier today. The treatment protects the road surface against possible water and frost damage to reduce the likelihood of further potholes developing.

The nature of the work differs from the surface dressing project carried out on dozens of city routes earlier this summer, mainly in Alvaston and Spondon. Surface dressing is designed for roads with heavy traffic, whilst micro asphalt is used on residential roads with slower moving traffic.

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The project was originally scheduled to start on the week commencing Monday, August 29, but the city council say multiple delays have since occurred, which were out of its control. Routes in Oakwood, Chaddesden, Normanton, Spondon, and Alvaston are among those which will be treated on weekdays, but evening and weekend week will also be carried out in Locomotive Way, at Pride Park, and Green Lane, in the city centre, over the coming weeks.

In a letter sent out to affected local residents, the local authority revealed more details about the nature of the upcoming works. Talking about the work, which will be completed by RMS Ltd on the council’s behalf, the spokeswoman said: “There will be road closures in place for each site on the list on the day of the work. Micro-asphalt is a reasonably quick process therefore you street will be re-opened as soon as possible.

The road should be safe to traffic after an hour, but this could be sooner if the weather conditions allow. Our advice to residents is to refer to the letters that were sent and keep an eye on the roadside boards, as they should be updated to reflect the delays.

How a Derby street looked before the micro-asphalt programme
How a Derby street looked before the micro-asphalt programme

“Micro-asphalt is laid through a specialized paving machine. It behaves as a thick liquid when first mixed so that a layer can be spread to fill depressions and improve the shape of the road. A second layer is then applied to give the final completed road surface.

“All road markings will be replaced approximately one week after the whole micro-asphalt treatment is complete.”

The 28 Derby roads being treated as part of this year’s micro-asphalt project are:

Welbeck Grove, Allestree

Woodstock Close, Allestree

Tresillian Close, Allestree

Eaton Court, Darley

William Street, Darley

Burdock Close, Oakwood

Rye Close, Oakwood

Wollaton Road North, Chaddesden

Rushcliffe Avenue, Chaddesden

Ravenscroft Drive, Chaddesden

Richmond Road, Normanton

Ordish Avenue, Chaddesden

Walton Road, Chaddesden

Olive Grove, Chaddesden

Michigan Close, Chaddesden

Gilbert Close, Spondon

Werburgh Close, Spondon

Ayr Close, Spondon

Anglers Lane, Spondon

How a Derby street looked after the micro-asphalt programme
How a Derby street looked after the micro-asphalt programme

Branksome Avenue, Alvaston

Cod Beck Close, Alvaston

Wolverley Grange, Alvaston

Slindon Croft, Alvaston

Derrington Leys, Alvaston

Mullion Place, Alvaston

Tonbridge Drive, Alvaston

Locomotive Way, Derby – evening/weekend working

Green Lane, Derby – evening/weekend working


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