Sharoe Green Lane in Fulwood amongst 12 Preston roads to see surface dressing works

Posted on - 19th May, 2021 - 8:56pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment, Roads, Sharoe Green, Transport
Roadworks being carried out in Sharoe Green Lane.
Roadworks being carried out in Sharoe Green Lane Pic: Blog Preston

Lancashire County Council have been carrying out a range of roadworks this week across the city, including Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood.


The work on Sharoe Green Lane involves a surface treatment which the county council will extend the life of the road.

This will seal any cracks in the road and help prevent potholes.

A 10mph speed limit is in place on the stretch of road from Watling Street Road up towards Royal Preston Hospital.

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A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said: “Our highways teams are currently very busy carrying out maintenance to roads around the county which can only be done during the warmer and drier months.

“The work taking place on Sharoe Green Lane this week is a surface dressing treatment which extends the life of the current surface by sealing any cracks that could let water in and eventually lead to potholes forming.

“This involves applying layers of bitumen and stone chippings which are then rolled into the surface to waterproof the road. Following an initial treatment which took place earlier this week, our highways team will be returning to apply a further layer of bitumen which helps to seal the surface and minimise any loose chippings.

“We usually have to close roads while carrying out this kind of maintenance and are grateful for people’s patience during this essential work to improve the county’s roads.”

The works that are going on around the county are specifically only done in certain months in Spring and Summer.

Roadworks being carried out in Sharoe Green Lane.
Roadworks being carried out in Sharoe Green Lane.

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Other works are also being carried out on the following roads in Preston:

  • Woodplumpton Rd
  • Ripon St
  • Brackenbury Rd
  • Broughton St
  • Dallas St
  • Elmsley St
  • Jemmett St
  • Henderson St
  • Lowndes Ave
  • Trafford St
  • Eldon St

However, this type of work requires dry weather so can be delayed by poor weather.

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