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Operation Resilience - Carriageway Surface Treatment

As part of Hampshire Highways’ annual programme of planned maintenance, known as Operation Resilience, this letter is to inform you of upcoming surface dressing maintenance treatment on the road outside your property, or the road leading to it.

The works are currently programmed to start as follows:

  • ST-NF23046 Beechen Lane (inc. Hillary Close), Lyndhurst – from Brockenhurst Road to end – programmed 14th June 2023.

The works at each location will take up to 2 days to complete and to undertake them safely, a road closure will be in place from approximately 07:30 – 18:00 hours each day. The road will be open outside of these hours. Although the road is closed, access for residents and businesses will be maintained wherever possible and safe to do so, however, some short delays are likely.

The works are weather sensitive and exact dates cannot be given in this letter. Yellow warning signs 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.

In order to help us to complete the work as quickly as possible, please ensure that no vehicles are parked on the road on the days of the works. Please be aware any vehicles left parked on the road that prevent the works taking place, face the risk of being removed.

Although the carriageway surface may appear sound, fine cracks and worn areas are starting to appear. If left untreated, they will deteriorate further, allowing water to penetrate. The surface dressing seals and preserves the existing surface and will follow the profile of the road. The process is fast, efficient, sustainable and extremely effective in prolonging the life of the carriageway by preventing water ingress and improving grip.

After 24 hours, we will mechanically sweep the road to remove any loose chippings. The nature of the treatment means there will be loose chippings on the road surface until it beds down, so it will be swept again after approximately two weeks.

To help us complete this work with minimal inconvenience to you, please follow this advice:

  1. Please do not park on the road during working hours, or be prepared to move your vehicle when works are underway until the road has been treated.
  2. Please keep children and pets away from the new surface, for safety and cleanliness.
  3. Check your shoes before entering your car or home.
  4. If you need to make a journey during the works, please allow a little extra time. Operatives stationed throughout the site will be happy to assist either by directing you via a diversion, or through the works via the safest route. Pedestrian access will not be affected and emergency services will have access at all times.
  5. In order to avoid potential injury or damage, please do not walk across the carriageway during the works unless directed by a member of the workforce.

For further details of how the road closure may affect your access please visit our website – www.hants.gov.uk/roadworks.

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

Visit One.Networkuk.one.network | The home of one.network which is where our planned works are published and is an independent platform that allows real-time monitoring of all the UK’s roadworks and diversions.

Call – 0300 555 1388.

If you ever need to report a problem with the roads, you can do so by visiting www.hants.gov.uk/roadproblems.