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Highway Maintenance Programme

The programme is determined from priorities set by various considerations including independent condition surveys, technical officer assessment and recognition of views received from the public.

Although the programme represents the current assessment of priorities, it should be noted that the funding available will determine the final programme and emerging issues may need to be considered from time to time.

Highways Structural Maintenance Programme 2018-19

Start dates to be confirmed unless stated otherwise.

Resurfacing: Traditional replacement of existing road surface with new, usually restricted to the upper layers of the road construction. Due to budget restraints this type of work is generally carried out on our classified road network and only used on our unclassified (residential) Roads as a last resort.

Lindsay Road - County Gates to Leicester Road excluding short section recently treated adjacent St Aldhelms Road. - COMPLETE

Ringwood Road - Old Wareham Road to Sea View Road excluding short section adjacent recent pedestrian crossing installation near Cynthia Road. Additional option to extend new surfacing in direction of Dorchester Road being examined. - TBC

Fern Barrow - Lane 2, southbound, between Wallisdown Road and Arts Institute roundabouts adjacent bus lane to Bournemouth University. - COMPLETE

Richmond Road - Ashley Road to Bournemouth Road including minor alterations to kerb line at junction with Bournemouth Road and possible further drainage works. - Due February 2019

Wimborne Road Phase 3 - Daisy Close to New Inn. May include alterations to both traffic signal junctions. - TBC


Preventative Maintenance: extending the life of the existing road surface by preventing pot holes and follows Department for Transport guidance that 'prevention is better than cure'. SurfaceTreatments are laid directly on top of the existing road without removing the original material and consist of:

Surface Dressing: A cost effective means of preventing water penetration, improving skid resistance and arresting the disintegration of the carriageway, typically using a bituminous layer with one or more layers of small stone chippings laid over the top. This work is generally focused on our Unclassified Road network but can be used on main roads. The final programme for this can be affected by utility and developer activity. Work is currently planned to take place on.

Alington Road - (From outside No.14 to Banks Road) - COMPLETE

Minterne Road  COMPLETE

Ravine Road  - COMPLETE

De Redvers Road  COMPLETE

Canford Crescent  COMPLETE

Crawshaw Road  COMPLETE

Florence Road - COMPLETE

Micro Asphalt: A carbon friendly, cost effective treatment method for regulating unevenness and extending the lifespan of the existing surface. New surface is traffickable soon after laying. Material consists of a 17 to 20mm thick layer of bituminous material applied either from a tanker vehicle or by hand. The final programme for this can be affected by utility and developer activity and is current planned to take place on: 

Meadow Rise - COMPLETE

Gussage Road  - COMPLETE

Hamilton Road - IN PROGRESS

Hamilton Crescent - March 2019

Hamilton Close - 27th September

Sheringham Road - MARCH 2019

Carriageway sealing: A quick, cost effective method of preventative maintenance by extending the lifespan of the existing road surface by enriching the asphalt and preventing water ingress. The material sets rapidly in allbut the very warmest weather conditions and the process is normally completed within hours. Works completed inr:

Bader Road  - COMPLETE

Dundas Road - COMPLETE

Malan Close - COMPLETE

Burbridge Close - COMPLETE

Nicholson Close - COMPLETE

Hasler Road - COMPLETE

Special Drainage - Schemes to help alleviate surface water flooding on the Highway, various sites involving investigation and mitigation measures if appropriate. Please note that funding for such schemes is under extreme pressure and can result in a very long waiting period before implementation. All cases are assessed individually with priority given to those considered to be at greatest risk. The Council is only responsible for the maintenance of it's Highways drainage assets and not responsible for protecting private property. 

Small Footway Schemes – Refurbishment of footway only.

Paved area of footway at the Broadway. - planned Autumn 2018

The programme of works listed above is subject to constant review depending on out turn costs of individual schemes, changing priorities indicated by routine highway inspections, or particularly adverse deterioration due to factors such as severe winter weather, flooding, etc. All dates are provisional and subject to change.

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