Thornbury Roundabout: Delays expected due to road resurfacing


Motorists using the Thornbury roundabout are being warned to expect delays due to essential road maintainance.

Surface dressing work is due to start at Thornbury roundabout, which links the A647 Leeds Road, the B6381 Leeds Old Road, Gain Lane and Dick Lane, in mid May.

Steve Hartley, Bradford Council’s Strategic Director with responsibility for highways, said in a press release:

“This work is part of a major programme designed to prolong the life of the highways across the region.
“We hope people can bear with the short term inconvenience in the realisation that it is quicker than other forms of maintenance and will make the roads safer in the long term.”

The process consists of a thin film of hot bitumen being sprayed onto the road, and then a spreader puts hard chippings onto the hot bitumen. These chippings are then lightly rolled to form an interlocking surface.

This process means that the road surface is sealed to prevent water seeping in and causing damage. It also increases the skid resistance of the surface to make it safer.






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