TfB’s road surfacing programme off to a strong start!

  |  Published: Apr 29th 2019

This year Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) will be spending £15 million on their road surfacing programme, aiming to make a significant difference to more than 100 different roads across the county.

The programme will include conventional surfacing across 38 roads, micro-surfacing across 51 roads and surface dressing across 20 roads. Roads included in the programme have been carefully selected with guidance from the Asset Management team, who have worked in conjunction with Members and Local Area Technicians (LATs).

LATs have a broad knowledge of roads around the county and Members have an in depth knowledge of their area – combined, they’re able to select the roads that are most in need of repair in order to keep the public safe and the network moving.

Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member Mark Shaw, and Deputy Transport Cabinet Member Paul Irwin, visited a site in Slapton to find out more about the work being carried out this year.

The site, in Church Road/Slapton Lane, Slapton, is 1,720 metres long and will take nine days to complete.

Mark said: "With the weather being as touch-and-go as it has been in the last couple of weeks, preparing for work on this site has been somewhat of a challenge. However, the guys here have overcome any weather related issues really well and I’m more than impressed with the standard of work I’ve seen on this site. I know that road users and local residents will be happy when Church Road is complete and they feel the benefit of a new road surface!

"We’re spending £15 million on road surfacing this year – this is in addition to the £4 million being spent on the Plane and Patch programme, which started on 4 March. Keeping the roads in a usable and safe condition is our priority and I hope the public will be as impressed as I am with the efforts of TfB this year!”

Mark Shaw and Paul Irwin visit the start of the TfB resurfacing programme at Slapton
Mark Shaw and Paul Irwin visit the start of the TfB resurfacing programme at Slapton
Resurfacing team work on a stretch of road at Slapton
Resurfacing team work on a stretch of road at Slapton
Rolling out the new road surface at Slapton
Rolling out the new road surface at Slapton. All images courtesy BCC/TfB.
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