East Riding of Yorkshire Council will invest £2.15million on improving the area’s roads as its annual surface dressing programme began this week.
The council’s highways team started work on Tuesday (8 May) on a four-month scheme to improve road surfaces at 170 sites across the East Riding, from major routes to rural and residential areas.
Around 15,000 tonnes of stone chippings will be laid on around 660,000 square metres of roads this year.
It is the equivalent of resurfacing more than 70 miles of continuous road, which is further than the length of the route from Bridlington to Goole.
The surface dressing process requires warmer temperatures and is carried out by the council between May and mid-August every year to repair and maintain surfaces in order to extend the life of the road.
The work will be carried out by the council’s highway maintenance team and involves spraying hot, sticky bitumen on to the road, spreading chippings on top, and then using a roller to press them into the road.
The process helps to reduce the risk of potholes forming by helping to seal the road against water damage, and improves skid resistance for vehicles.
Councillor John Barrett, the council’s portfolio holder for operational services, said: “Our annual surface dressing programme plays a vital part in protecting our roads for the future and preventing potholes in these areas.
“Residents and motorists will benefit from these road improvements and we would like to thank them in advance for being patient while this year’s work is carried out.”
Residents and motorists notified
Signs will be placed on the roads involved in the surface dressing a week before work takes place.
The council appreciates residents’ support in removing vehicles while the work is being carried out.
Disruption to traffic will be kept to a minimum, but 20mph speed limits will be in place in areas where work is being carried out to protect both the travelling public and the council’s workforce.
This year’s surface dressing programme has been funded through the council’s planned highways maintenance allocation, as well as contributions from the Government’s Pothole Action Fund, the Safer Roads Fund and funding secured through the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund from the Department for Transport to improve the condition of ‘A’ roads in the East Riding.
Recycling loose chippings
After the surfacing dressing is complete, any loose stone chippings that are left behind do not go to waste.
The council sends its mechanical road sweepers along each road to collect up all the loose chippings, which then go into storage.
Every two years the council hires a giant industrial washing and grading machine to clean all the loose chippings so they can be recycled and reused on the roads the following year.
The process recycles more than 7,000 tonnes of chippings and saves around £60,000 of council tax payers’ money.

Provisional list of roads due for improvement during the 2018 surface dressing programme:
Barmston Bridlington Road A165
Barmston Fraisthorpe to Wilsthorpe RBT A165
Bridlington Driffield Road A165
Bridlington Fortyfoot B1254
Bridlington Grindale Lane C7
Bridlington Trinity Road Unc
Bridlington Vernon Road Unc
Bridlington Wellington Road Unc
Boynton Grindale Road C7
Carnaby Main Street A165
Grindale Bridlington Road C7
Huggate Fridaythorpe Road Unc
Kilham Back Lane Unc
Middleton on the Wolds Chipping Dump Access Road Unc
Middleton on the Wolds Market Weighton Road A614
Millington Greenwick X RDS to Givendale Hill Unc
Millington Greenwick X RDS to Givendale Hill C45
Millington The Balk C45
Nafferton Nafferton RBT to Ruston Parva A614
Nafferton Wold Road C132
Stamford Bridge Harada Way Unc
Stamford Bridge Roman Avenue South (Cul de Sac) Unc
Stamford Bridge Tostig Close Unc
Thwing Octon Road C125
Wetwang Southfield Road Unc
Wetwang Southfield Well Balk Unc
Barmby Moor Main Street B1246
Broomfleet Ellerker Road C32
Broomfleet Main Street C32
Foggathorpe Laytham Road Unc
HOSM Howden Road A614
Laytham Main Road Unc
Londesbrough Londesbrough RBT to Kiplingcoates A614
Market Weighton Red Lane Unc
Sancton High Street Unc
Sancton Houghton Lane Unc
Sancton Low Street Unc
Sutton on Derwent Common Lane B1228
Sutton on Derwent Main Street B1228
Aike Wilfholme Carrs C70
Beswick Beswick Heads Unc

Beswick Wilfholme Road C70
Beverley Cherry Tree Lane Unc
Beverley Lairgate Unc
Beverley Pennyman Road Unc
Beverley Ash Close Unc
Beverley Beech Avenue Unc
Beverley Birch Close Unc
Beverley Chestnut Avenue Unc
Beverley Chestnut Close Unc
Beverley Highfield Road Unc
Beverley Lime Tree Avenue Unc
Beverley Lowfield Road Unc
Beverley Maple Drive Unc
Beverley Oak Close Unc
Beverley Poplar Drive Unc
Cottingham Baynard Avenue B1233
Leconfield Grange Road Unc
Kilnwick Crabtree Lane Unc
Lockington Holme on the Wolds Road Unc
Lockington Thorpe Unc
Molescroft Northfield Road Unc
Molescroft Wheatlands Drive Unc
Routh Park Farm Lay By Unc
Routh Park View Cottages lay By Unc
Routh Tickton Grange Lay By Unc
Routh Tickton Plantation Lay By Unc
Routh Whitecross Lay By Unc
Routh Whitecross to Monkbridge A1035
Woodmansey King Street Unc
Woodmansey Kingsmead Unc
Woodmansey Queensway Unc
Woodmansey Shopeth Way Unc
Woodmansey Warton Drive Unc
Anlaby Broadley Avenue Unc
Brough Albermarle Close Unc
Brough Arkley Close Unc
Brough Kingsley Close Unc
Brough Humber Crescent Unc
Brough Springfield Avenue Unc
Brough The Green Unc
Brough The Oval Unc
Brough Thorpe Road Unc
Brough Wold View Unc
Ellerker Mill Hill Unc
Ellerker Norfolk Bank Lane C32
Elloughton Welton Low Road C30
Hessle All Saints Close Unc
Hessle Beacon Close Unc
Hessle Banister Close Unc
Hessle Barrow Lane Unc
Hessle Castle Way Unc
Hessle Champneys Close Unc
Hessle Danes Drive Unc
Hessle Dykes Close Unc
Hessle Saxon Way Unc
Hessle Swanland Road Unc
Hessle Vaughn Road Unc
Kirk Ella Drydales Unc
Melton Gibson Lane North Unc
Melton Melton Old Road Unc
Melton St James Road Unc
North Newbald Sand Top A1034
North Newbald South Cave Road A1034
Skidby Riplingham Road Unc
South Cave Ings Lane C32
Swanland Manor Road Unc
Walkington Manor House Lane Unc
Willerby Great Gutter Lane East C131
Aldbrough Nottingham Road Unc
Bilton High Farm Court Unc
Bilton Lime Tree Lane Unc
Brandesburton Frodingham Road C24
Brandesburton New Road C0
Brandesburton Starcarr Lane C0
Burstwick Ellifoot Lane B1362
Burstwick Hedon Road B1362
Burton Pidsea Gemel Road Unc
Catwick Catwick Heads C67
Easington Dimlington Road C26
East Garton Aldbrough Road B1242
East Garton Back Lane Unc
Hedon Baxtergate B1362
Hedon Farrand Road Unc
Hedon Fletchergate B1362
Hedon George Street Unc
Hedon New Road B1362
Hedon Robson Way Unc
Hedon Sheriff Highway C63
Hedon Thorn Road B1240
Hornsea Burton Lane Unc
Hornsea Bank Terrace Unc
Hornsea Old Bridge Road Unc
Hornsea Marlborough Avenue Unc
Hornsea Mere View Avenue Unc
Hornsea Lindale Avenue Unc
Kilnsea Spurn Road C26
Kilnsea Easington Road C26
North Frodingham Cross Road Unc
Patrington Welwick Road B1445
Patrington Haven Back Lane Unc
Preston Station Road B1240
Welwick Patrington Road B1445
Withernsea Beaconsfield Unc
Withernsea Carrs Meadow Unc
Withernsea Chellsway Unc
Withernsea Cherry Tree Avenue Unc
Withernsea Owthorne Grange Unc
Withernsea Rycroft Drive Unc
Beswick Beswick Road Unc
Leconfield Miles Lane C69
Ellerby Hull Road A165
Skirlaugh Hull Road A165
Walkington Crayke Wells Unc
Woodmansey Victoria Road C77
Molescroft Grange Way A1035
Kirk Ella Humber Bridge Northern Approach Road A164
Walkington Mill Lane C60
Bishop Burton Killingwoldgraves Lane C60
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