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Preventative treatments for more Dorset roads   

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Surfacing works around the Dorset Council area are taking place over the next three months to extend the life of urban residential roads

Kiely Bros are carrying out the work on behalf of the council, completing work for 2023, which is due to finish by mid-March, weather-permitting. They will then commence the 2024 programme, which is due to complete by mid April.

Two gangs are carrying out the work which has started in the Ferndown and Wimborne areas.

Affected households are provided with a leaflet before the works start.

The treatment, known as microasphalt surfacing, extends the life of the road. It is a cost-effective method for worn, but not structurally failing, roads. It also adds reinforcement to the existing surface, removing minor imperfections and sealing the road to prevent water getting through.

This microasphalt programme is part of Dorset Council’s regular maintenance strategy for its roads, maintaining condition and preventing or repairing potholes. It is supported by investment from the Department for Transport and the council’s own funding.

During the work

Due to the equipment size and number of vehicles used to carry out the work, roads are closed for the treatment to be carried out.

Road closures are from 8am to 5pm. Onsite team members are available to address residents’ queries.

Advance notice signs are displayed before the start of work. The signs contain contact information

Residents are asked to not park vehicles on the road/verges when the work is due to start: ‘No parking’ boards will be erected 2-3 days in advance.

A note about micro-surfacing

On application, the micro-asphalt may look ‘open’ with some loose chippings. However, after a few weeks (or longer, depending on traffic volumes) the material will bed in. It is not recommended that the material is rolled as this brings the ‘binder’, which sits below the surface, to the top; this would affect the final texture and performance. The contractor may sweep up any excess chippings.

The locations being treated in February and March in date order by two crews working at the same time, are below.   Find all roadworks and road closures on the Dorset Council map, including dates and times. Please note, dates are weather-dependent. 

Crew 1

Shakespeare Road, Wimborne

Welland Road, Wimborne

Chene Road, Wimborne

Fairfield Road, Wimborne

Cuthburga Road, Wimborne

Yew Trees Close, Wimborne

Crescent Road, Wimborne

Fairfield Close, Wimborne

St Catherines, Wimborne

Ethelbert Road, Wimborne

Abbey Road, West Moors

Milford Close, West Moors

Forest Road, West Moors

Firs Glen Road, West Moors

Oakhurst Road, West Moors

Pennington Close, West Moors

Pennington Crescent, West Moors

Pennington Road, West Moors

Station Road, West Moors

Norris Close, Ashley Heath

Bushmead Drive, Ashley Heath

Woolsbridge Road, Ashley Heath

Badbury View Road, Corfe Mullen

Meadow Close, West Parley

Badger Close, Ashley Heath

Windsor Close, Ashley Heath

Chander Close, Ferndown

Cammel Road, West Parley

Allenview Road, Wimborne



Crew 2                                           

Matlock Road, Ferndown

Darley Road / Wollaton Crescent, Ferndown

Monsal Avenue, Ferndown

Wollaton Road, Ferndown

Hilltop Road, Ferndown

Bitterne Way, Verwood

Meadow Way, Verwood

Claylake Drive, Verwood

Owls Road, Verwood

Pine Walk, Verwood

Coronation Road, Verwood

Pine View Close, Verwood

Pineview Road, Verwood

Yarrells Lane, Lytchett Minister

Laburnum Way, Gillingham

New Close, Bourton

Mill Rise, Bourton

Mill Lane, Bourton

Horsecastles Lane / St Catherines Way, Sherborne

Flaxfield Road, Beaminster

Margaret Place, Dorchester

Manor Way, Dorchester

Spring Gardens, West Knighton

Moynton Close, Crossways

Hurricane Close, Crossways

Airfield Close, Crossways

Combe Way, Crossways

Spitfire Close, Crossways

Old Farm Way, Crossways

Briars End, Crossways

Edgon Close, Crossways

Marley Close, Weymouth

Blenheim Road (Spur), Weymouth

Blenheim Road, Weymouth         

Stirling Road, Weymouth

Clarendon Avenue, Weymouth.

Greenway Close, Weymouth

Greenway Road, Weymouth

Westbourne Road, Weymouth

Moorside Close, Weymouth

Reed View Close, Weymouth

Arlington, Weymouth

Beaulieu, Weymouth

Farm Close, Weymouth

Field Barn Drive, Weymouth

Marina Gardens, Weymouth

Courtauld Drive, Weymouth

Belfield Park Drive, Weymouth

Belfield Close, Weymouth

Buxton Close, Weymouth

Lydwell Close, Weymouth

Broughton Crescent, Wyke Regis

South Road, Wyke Regis

Marlborough Avenue, Wyke Regis

High Street, Wyke Regis

Henbury View Road, Corfe Mullen






Categories: Highways



Comment by posted

Station road leading down to Morton station in Crossways is very dangerous especially if you are cycling. The surface resembles a tank track and needs to be totally relaid. I do not see this on your list? What are the council planning to do about this?



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Hi, thank you for your comment. The item above refers to residential roads that require preventative treatment.. I will pass your comment on to the highways team. If you wish to submit a request to them too, where you can pinpoint the exact location on a map, and receive updates, please complete this form - Claire

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And nothing being done again in Swanage where the potholes and atrocious.☹️

Comment by posted

Hi, the list above is for preventative treatment, not potholes. Further repairs take place as part of our annual road maintenance programme. If you would like to give details using our online form and map, the report will go directly to our highways team  Claire 

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Last December 2023, North Allington Bridport, was resurfaced, but contractors failed to resurface road between Hospital Lane northwards as far as Allington Mead, approx 200 m. Never did receive an explanation from head man doing the work, or since when asking highways. Asked numerous times, so please let us have an answer. Interesting to hear the valid reason.

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Technically Ellesfield Drive, but road dressing will block our drive and garage access which is in Cammel Road. It would have been good to have prior knowledge, especially as wheelchair dependent and it’s the only way for a wheelchair to exit our property. We had no leaflet or warning. 

Comment by posted

Hi Pamela, I have spoken to Kiely Bros who tell me the crew are due to be at Cammel Road tomorrow (Weds) and this Friday, weather permitting. They say if you require any assistance at all, please speak to one of the workers in the yellow high visibility jackets and they will ensure you are able to enter and exit your property. The only time you may not be able to get access is if the new road surface tarmac is wet or it is unsafe to use. Best regards, Claire