Roadworks and road maintenance

Roadworks coming up

All planned roadworks for MK are listed on one.network

In advance of works taking place, there should be notices to advise local residents and other road users or any closures and the dates and times. For some types of work, like resurfacing, lining or gully cleaning please do not park your vehicle in the work area.

More information for residents can be found on our Important Information for Residents Factsheet

 

This includes any roadworks being carried out by us, utility companies, developers and other organisations that need to work on the public highway.

One.Network is updated every few minutes so the details you will see is the latest information. Hover over the icons to see who is responsible for the works and when they will start and end.  Any diversion routes are shown too.

You can also set an alert to notify you of any works in your chosen location. You will need to create an account to do this which is free to use.

 

Resurfacing works

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 (planning) 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.

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

Retexturing 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.