Roadworks and road maintenance

Find out more about the types of road defects we look for in our Road Defects - Mini Guide.  

Road maintenance and repairs

Report a road maintenance issue

All planned works on the highway for MK are listed on

Our Gripfibre road resurfacing programme for 2023/24 can be viewed here.

Our road resurfacing programme for 2023/24 can be viewed here

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

Find out more about Streetworks and how these works are coordinated and planned in our Streetworks - Mini Guide.

You can also find out more about how we inspect, assess and plan where we will carry out repairs in our Guide to Highways Safety Inspections.

Emergency works tend to be carried out within a few hours so are not listed on the site.

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.

We usually notify residents by letter who live in the immediate area of a roadworks site in advance of works taking place including 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.

For information and advice for residents about road closures, click on our information sheets below:

Information for residents - planned works coming up in your area


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. Highways inspectors are out on the road, redway and footway network each week looking for any defects and investigating issues reported to us by the public.

Please report any highways issue to us using the Report It section of the website.

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. You can also find out more about surfacing treatments in our Road Surface Treatments - Mini Guide or read the short summary below:


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 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.


In summer 2023, we are using a new product called Elastomac that has been developed as a new way to repair pothole without having to cut out a section of the surface first before adding the new asphalt.

The hot liquid material is poured into the pothole forming a waterproof membrane which then cools to a solid filling the exact shape of the road defect.

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.


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 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.