Roadworks & Road Maintenance

Our highways team inspect, repair and maintain nearly 2,000 miles of roads, footways and redways across the borough.

Roadworks coming up

You can look at planned roadworks for Milton Keynes and other areas online at the one.network website. This website shows events, road closures and diversion routes, who is responsible for the works and the start and finish times.

Proposed New Roundabout at Walton Drive  / H9 Groveway

A new roundabout will be constructed on the H9 Groveway to ensure safe access to the new development and the Open University.

Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP) has obtained planning consent (Planning Reference: 19/00218/OUT) for the construction of a new housing development in Walton Manor area and a roundabout at H9 Groveway junction with Walton Drive is part of the approved plan. 

The work will be done in 2 phases and will be carried out by our service provider, Ringway

Phase 1 14 February (2-3 weeks subject to weather)

Tree stump, root, and overgrowth removal in grassed areas either side of the H9.

To carry out this work safely and efficiently it will be necessary to temporarily close the slip lane off the H9 Groveway into Walton Drive to through traffic for the duration of the works. Access from Walton Drive onto the H9 will be maintained. The Open University's gated barrier on Walton Drive will be open to allow access to their car parks, local nursery, and residents. Signage will be in place to advise of lane closures and diversion routes for vehicles.

Access to The COVID vaccination centre will maintained via the signed diversion route.

Phase2

From April to October the construction of the new roundabout will take place.

Plans for this scheme can be viewed in the Documents section of this page.

 

Resurfacing Works - roads, redways and footways

We regularly inspect the condition of the highways to see what maintenance work, if any, is required. This helps us to keep our 'assets' in good condition, reduces costs and keeps them safe for all to use.

There are different types of resurfacing methods that we use depending on the type of surface, the volume of traffic, how much budget we have available and the existing condition of the surface. These are:

Surfacing

Surfacing involves removing (planing) the existing road surface and laying a new hot bituminous material layer to the same level.

Surface Dressing

Surface dressing involves applying a thin coating of bitumen on the existing surface after which stone chippings are spread and rolled into the surface.

Micro Asphalt

Micro-Asphalt surfacing involves spreading a fine cold mixed thin asphalt over the existing road surface.

GripFibre

GripFibre surfacing involves spreading high performance cold mixed thin asphalt strengthened by fibres over the existing road surface. You can find out more about this technique in the video below.

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Asphalt Preservation

This is a preventative maintenance treatment for asphalt which works through the application of a bituminous product spray applied to the road surface; it acts to preserve and protect, helping to seal the existing surface against water which can help to prevent potholes forming.

Recycling

This involves the removal of the existing road surface, processing the material, adding new bituminous binder, then relaying the recycled material as a new layer.

Retexturing

Retexuring involves the mechanical reworking of an existing surface to improve its frictional skid resistance. In addition to improving road safety, the re-use of the road surface via re-texturing considerably reduces resource and energy consumption.

High Friction Surfaces

High friction surfacing is available as hot or cold applied systems. Cold applied involves the even application of a tough liquid binder onto the road surface followed by the application of calcined bauxite aggregate. Hot applied systems involve the application of a hot pre-mixed material consisting of binder and calcined bauxite.

You can view the current and last programme of resurfacing works here:

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Last Updated: 22 April 2022