Plans, projects and improvements

The asset management strategy, our annual maintenance and road surface dressing programme, the A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project, replacing gas pipes, A592 and A684 safety improvements, Langwathby Bridge.

Road surface dressing

Surface dressing is preventative work to significantly extend a road's life. It costs significantly less than full resurfacing and means that more money is available to invest in resurfacing where it is most needed.

Surface dressing seals the surface of the road, to prevent water seeping in. This helps the deterioration of the road surface and means that the road surface texture will have adequate grip and skid resistance. 

In 2022 we will surface dress 82 stretches of road, a total of 123 miles or 197 kilometres, using our contractor Kiely Brothers Ltd.

Road surface dressing 2022