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Road in Woodplumpton to be closed for roadworks

Posted on - 15th July, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Roads, Transport, Woodplumpton
Tabley Lane needs resurfacing Pic: Google
Tabley Lane needs resurfacing Pic: Google

A rural road on the outskirts of Preston is to be closed for repair work.

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Surface dressing is to be done on a section of Tabley Lane in Woodplumpton.

From its junction with Woodplumpton Road down to Slotts Farm the work will take place on Tuesday (17 July).

Lancashire County Council says it is spending £4million on surface dressing throughout the summer months.

It involves a layer of bitumen emulsion and chippings being applied to the surface of the road.

This seals the road and stops water getting in, which the county council say helps to prevent potholes during the winter months.

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Why the council do it

Cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor Keith Iddon said: “Surface dressing is a treatment that we use to extend the life of roads which are still in reasonably good overall condition. Every road will eventually get to the point where it needs to be fully resurfaced, but this is a quick and cost-effective treatment, and can extend the life of a road for around 10 years.

“This is an area of highway maintenance where we have taken advantage of improvements in technology by using the data gathered from camera surveys to target this treatment at the optimum point in the lifecycle of a road.

“In the months before we carry out this treatment our highways teams will already have patched up any significant damage, and the surface dressing then seals it all together. On top of the surface dressing itself, we’ve already invested around £2m in this pre-patching work.

“We’ll need to put in place road closures whenever we carry out surface dressing, and would ask people to bear with us while we do this vital maintenance. We’d also ask that people take note of the ‘no parking’ signs that are put out before the work begins, and avoid walking on the newly laid surface as far as possible until it has hardened.

“We do this type of work in the summer as it can only be done in fine weather. We’re publishing details of the programme every Friday as, by then, we’ll have a good idea of our plans for the next week based on the forecast. Our aim is to help residents and businesses plan around the work and minimise disruption as far as possible.”

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What happens if you live in Tabley Lane

A no parking restriction will be put in place while the work is ongoing.

The council put out yellow no parking signs to stop any parking along the section of road while they do the surface dressing.

Speed restriction signs are also put in place during the work and until the final sweep takes place.

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