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Surface Dressing

Surface dressing involves hot tar being sprayed on to the road surface and overlaid by chippings which are rolled on to the surface. When the tar cools it sets and holds the chippings to the surface of the road

This treatment seals and increases the texture of the surface of the road so that the surface is less susceptible to damage in the future. A good surface dressing treatment can last many years.

The work is being carried out to provide a cost-effective way of preserving and extending the life of highways in Northamptonshire.

Drivers are advised to slow down on the newly laid surface to minimise the risk of the loose chippings flicking up and damaging vehicles.

Wootton Hall / Mere Way Northampton

Construction work to build a new signalised gyratory at the junction of Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, is progressing well.

The scheme will help improve traffic safety and vehicle flow on the town’s ring-road, including access to the Wootton Hall site.

The works are scheduled to be complete in May. Some off-peak lane and road closures are required to complete the work, which are detailed on our website.

A508 north of Northampton

Due to roadworks associated with a new housing development at the busy Boughton roundabout, drivers are being advised to avoid the A508 north of Northampton if possible or allow extra time for journeys while the works take place.

The junction will be under round-the-clock temporary traffic signals as a new roundabout is built to allow better access into the new Buckton Fields development.

The initial part of the project will focus on the Boughton roundabout junction and will need four-way temporary traffic signals. The latter part of the project will concentrate on the section of Harborough Road further south of the roundabout and will need two-way signals. Work is scheduled to finish in early June.

Search for roadworks

You can search for all current and planned roadworks in Northamptonshire on our website. You can also follow Northamptonshire Highways on Twitter for regular updates.