Road resealing

Each year, we reseal a number of roads throughout our city as part of our ongoing maintenance programme to keep you safe on our roads, and our roading network in good shape.

Road resealing plays two vital roles. Resealing waterproofs the road and protects the structure underneath, limiting potholes and therefore reducing road failures. It also ensures the road is smoother to travel on. As a result, not only are the roads safer, but by protecting the road from water getting into the pavement, we ensure the road is more durable and does not require more expensive repairs in the future.

A full list of roads being resealed will be available before summer, in alphabetical order.

Traffic management, including stop/go signals, road closures, and lane closures will be needed for some of the work. Most of the sealing work will happen on weekdays to ensure we avoid excessive noise in residential areas at night. Sealing work requires the higher daytime temperatures to cure the reseal treatment. Where possible, we are trying to limit work around peak traffic periods.

The roads we reseal are determined predominantly by damage, age of the road, daily user numbers and the weight and types of vehicles using the road. These priorities may change due to new conditions and assessment information.

Residents and businesses along affected streets will receive a letter ahead of the work. For major streets, regular updates will be provided on our Council Facebook page and via traditional media.