Operation Resilience Works

Published: 08 September 2022

Operation Resilience - Footway Surface Treatment

As part of the annual planned maintenance programme of works, Hampshire Highways will shortly be undertaking surface treatment works on the footways close to your property. This work is being carried out as part of a large programme of sites across the County and we expect most to take up to 2 days to complete, except the largest which may take longer.

The works are weather sensitive and exact dates cannot be given in this letter. Yellow sign boards displaying approximate dates and times will be erected at the works limits. These will be updated as soon as possible in the event of any programme changes. A further letter will be hand delivered to properties immediately adjacent to the works in the 48 hours prior to the team arriving, to give notice of the impending start.

The footway will be treated through a process known as ‘Micro Asphalt’. The surfacing operation uses cold bituminous materials, which are laid wet and can take up to two hours to dry. The new material is also very sticky whilst wet and can easily be walked into carpets and flooring. Please be advised not to walk across, or allow animals onto the new surface during the surfacing operation, unless directed by a member of the workforce. The treatment can look unfinished in its early life, which is normal during the material’s curing and embedment process.

If any vegetation belonging to you is overgrowing the footway, please ensure it is cut back in advance of the works, so that we can be sure to treat the full extent.

Access to your property

We will try to cause as little inconvenience as possible and really appreciate your co-operation whilst undertaking these works. Please engage locally with operatives when working in your area and they will be happy to assist.

Thank you for your co-operation and if you need more information regarding these works, you can use the options below.

E-Mail: roads@hants.gov.uk

Call: 0300 555 1388