Works Programme

We maintain roads, traffic signals, drainage, street lighting, paths and bridges. Our works programme tells you where and what we plan to work on.

Surface Treatments -  Microasphalt and Surface Dressing

Microasphalt Works May & June 2018 

This year's microasphalt programme is now nearly complete. The final works are to adjust any ironwork such as manhole covers and gully gratings where there has been a change of surface level. The re-application of road markings is on-going and expected to be completed shortly.

Due to the high temperatures, within some of the completed roads small areas of the new material may have de-bonded from the underlying surface. This can be caused by the stresses applied from vehicles turning on the spot. We are aware of these issues and currently in discussion with the contractor to agree corrective work now required.

Residents letter Microasphalt 2018

Micro Asphalt Surface Treatment programme by Ward


Microasphalt is a thin surface course using a bitumen emulsion and stone chipping mixture laid on an existing road surface. The material is rolled to help assist with adhesion to the road construction.

Both surface treatments require a sweeper to remove the excess chippings. Loose chippings can still cause problems so there is always a 20mph speed limit for a few days after the road has been treated.

These treatments seal the underlying road construction, making the road waterproof. It reduces the ingress of water into the structure to help protect against frost and water damage. It also improves skidding resistance and prevents potholes making the roads safer.

These treatments are cheaper than expensive reconstruction works so we can make our budget go further.

This treatment needs warm and dry weather so the works normally take place between April and September.

Surface Dressing  Programme - July  2018

The expected start date for the carriageway surface dressing is week commencing 9th July.

Residents Letter Surface Dressing 2018

Surface Dressing - Site List 18-19

Surface Dressing

Surface dressing is a process using a bitumen binder sprayed on to the existing road surface, followed by a layer of stone chippings. The chippings are rolled into the binder and stick to the existing road.

This treatment needs warm and dry weather so the works will normally take place between May and August.

Footway Slurry Seal Works  June 2018 

The expected start date for the footway Slurry Seal works is w/c 18th June. 

Residents letter Footway Slurry Seal 2018

JPCS Residents leaflet 2018

Slurry Seal Site List 2018

Works Programme 2018-21

Find out where and when we'll be working, and the sort of work we'll be doing. There are many types of treatments to improve condition that give value for money, which makes our maintenance funding go further.

Bournemouth's Highways Infrastructure Asset Management (HIAM) Indicative Maintenance Works Programme 2018-21

Previous Works Programme

Bournemouth's Highways Infrastructure Asset Management (HIAM) Indicative Maintenance Works Programme 2017-18

Bournemouth's Highways Infrastructure Asset Management (HIAM) Maintenance Works Programme 2016-17


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