Micro-asphalt brings big benefits to local roads

A man wearing PPE driving a highway maintenance vehicle

Over 50 residential roads will benefit from £500,000 of micro-asphalt surface treatment works in April.

Residential roads across the county are getting a super-efficient and effective surface dressing designed specifically for suburban areas.  

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Micro-asphalt surface treatment is a preventative measure that seals in the existing road surface. This improves the road texture, skid-resistance and helps water evaporate more easily, reducing the likelihood of potholes forming.  

The work involves applying a base and top layer of bitumen to the existing road surface. The treatment acts as liquid when first applied but it quickly dries within an hour and is then ready for traffic. 

“It’s a quick, clean process that greatly improves a road surface with minimal disruption.  

“Each job typically only takes a few hours and, once settled, provides a durable surface that can prolong the life of a road by up to ten years.” 

This type of treatment is designed for use in residential areas where there is slower moving traffic because it is more resistant to the forces put through the road surface when a vehicle turns into a driveway or around a tight corner.  

Dates and times: 

Monday 8 April for up to six weeks, subject to weather. 
Works hours between 7:30am and 5pm, seven days a week 

Traffic management: 

Mobile road closures with on-site workers to help and advise traffic  

During the works, there will be a period where the newly laid surface will not be able to be driven on – usually be for around 60 minutes after the job is completed depending on the weather conditions.  

We will work closely with residents and businesses to maintain access and egress.  

Following the works: 

After the treatment, loose stones may remain on the road surface for a period of time and temporary road signs will be used to advise road users to be careful.  

We will monitor the road over the following seven days and return to sweep loose material, if required.  

This type of work is weather dependent and bad weather means the work will be rescheduled. If we're unable to work on the date specified, please keep the road clear of vehicles the following working day.  

Iron works will be lifted, and road markings replaced after the final sweep has taken place, which can be a couple of weeks after the works. Where needed, temporary signs are put in place reminding the public that road markings have been removed.  

Roads receiving treatment:


Manor Road, Northorpe Near Scotter  
Chapel Lane, Northorpe Near Scotter  
Linden Avenue, Branston  
Buddleia Drive, Branston  
Clematis Close, Branston  
Sycamore Close, Branston  
Wisteria Avenue, Branston  


Northfields, Bourne  
Stephenson Way, Bourne  
Kingsway, Bourne  
Potters Close, Bourne  
Harrington Street, Bourne  
Hatt Close, Moulton  
Burnstone Gardens, Moulton  
Wilder Garth, Holbeach  
Creedwood Close, Holbeach  
Windsor Avenue, Holbeach  
North Parade, Holbeach  
Cornfields, Holbeach  
King George V Avenue, Holbeach  
Cecil Pyewell Avenue, Holbeach    


Oak Close, Louth  
Hazel Grove, Louth 
Sycamore Drive, Louth  
Laburnum Crescent, Louth  
Minster Drive, Louth  
Spire View Road, Louth  
St Davids Close, Skegness  
Wentworth Close, Skegness  
Birkdale Close, Skegness  
St Annes Close, Skegness  
Fulford Way, Skegness  
Gleneagles, Skegness  


Langdale Crescent, Grantham  
Oakdale Close, Grantham  
Meadowdale Crescent, Grantham  
Avon Close, Grantham  
Hodder Close, Grantham  
Foston Road, Grantham  
Derwent Road, Grantham  
The Knolls, Barrowby  
Rectory Close, Barrowby  
The Square, Barrowby  
Grange Paddock, Barrowby  
Leys Close, Barrowby  
Adamstiles, Barrowby  


Published: 2nd April 2024