Highway structural maintenance programme 2020/21

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.

Works planned for:

B3061 Seaview Road – from Ashley Road roundabout to Grove Road. Work starts Monday 29 June. Road closure in place 7.30am to 6pm daily for 3 days. A temporary diversion using Constitution Hill Road and Ringwood Road will be in place at this time.

C332 Richmond Road - from B3061 Ashley Road to A35 Bournemouth Road. Start date to be announced.

A341 Wimborne Road – from Ferncroft Road to the Northbourne roundabout. Start date to be announced.

C340 Stanpit – from Purewell Cross Road roundabout to Argyle Road.

C334 York Road – from Grange Road to Beechwood Close.

Wimborne Road, Moordown including - sections of carriageway from junction with A3060 Castle Lane West to and including junction with The Grove. Works complete.

Ensbury Park Road – from adjacent No.10 to the junction with Wimborne Road. Works complete.

Willow Drive – from junction with Stour Road to junction with West Way.

North Road – from signal junction with Ashley Road to Springfield Road

Springfield Road – from Seaview roundabout to North Road

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'. Surface treatments are laid directly on top of the existing road without removing the original material.

Micro Asphalt: also referred to as ‘Slurry Surfacing’ is a cost effective treatment that protects the existing road surface with the application of a thin layer of asphalt. After the road is patch repaired, micro asphalt is applied as a quick drying wet slurry and serves to prevent pot holes and helps regulate or smooth out some of the bumpier roads. This process is commonly used where a surface dressing or carriageway sealing solution is not appropriate. 

Works planned for:

  • Newlyn Way
  • Fraser Road
  • Scott Close
  • Salterns Road
  • Britannia Road
  • Wessex Road
  • Curzon Road
  • Holmhurst Avenue
  • Lakewood Road
  • Pinewood Road
  • Glenavon Road
  • Draper Road
  • Muscliffe Road
  • Ridley Road
  • Ripon Road
  • Clive Road (Winton)
  • Shelbourne Road
  • Winston Avenue – roundabout to cul-de-sac end
  • Mayford Road, including cul-de-sacs
  • B3059 Belle View Road - Newstead Road to Foxholes Road
  • Tuckton Road
  • Foxholes Road (Southbourne)
  • Douglas Road (Southbourne)
  • Grange Road (Southbourne)
  • Seafield Road - Tuckton Road to Belle Vue Road
  • Verona Avenue
  • Irving Road
  • Stamford Road
  • Fenton Road
  • C340 Iford Lane  - from tunnel to junction with Corhampton Road
  • Wick Lane – from Wickmeads Road to End
  • High Howe Lane – Shapland Avenue to narrowing (hand lay slurry sealing)

Please note that because the work is weather dependant, the above start dates may be subject to change.

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. 

No surface dressing works are planned for 2020/21.

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 all but the very warmest weather conditions and the process is normally completed within hours. 

Works planned for:

  • Thorn Road, including cul-de-sacs
  • Loders Close, including cul-de-sacs
  • Dorchester Gardens
  • Dingley Road
  • Curlieu Road
  • Brampton Road
  • Somerby Road
  • The Meadway
  • Havelock Way
  • Fir Tree Lane
  • Clive Road (Highcliffe)
  • Langley Road
  • Bay Tree Way
  • Wingfield Avenue

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. We are only responsible for the maintenance of it's highways drainage assets and not responsible for protecting private property. 

Small footway schemes – refurbishment or slurry sealing (pot hole prevention) of footway only.

  • Beaumont Road (footway refurbishment)
  • St Clements Road (footway refurbishment)
  • Bridport Road (slurry sealing) 
  • Bloxworth Road (slurry sealing) 
  • Gussage Road (slurry sealing)
  • Monkton Crescent (slurry sealing)
  • Tollard Close (slurry sealing)
  • Queens Avenue (slurry sealing)
  • Whitehall - Silver St to Queens Ave (slurry sealing)
  • Princess Avenue (slurry sealing)
  • Devon Road (slurry sealing)
  • Fitzmaurice Road (slurry sealing)
  • Jumpers Road (slurry sealing)
  • Wick Lane, Christchurch (slurry sealing)
  • Edifred Road (slurry sealing)
  • New Morton Road (slurry sealing)
  • Strathmore Road (slurry sealing)
  • Granby Road (slurry sealing)
  • Thornbury Road (slurry sealing)

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.