NEARLY 600 miles of Hampshire roads will be given a new lease of life this summer. 

Hampshire County Council's annual programme of road surface strengthening includes 400 locations.

Sites are selected for surface dressing based on an assessment of the road’s condition including the level of potholes, cracking and other defects.

Surface dressing involves the application of fresh stone onto a layer of bitumen binder. The loose stones are then embedded by rubber rollers with remaining loose chippings then swept up. Surface dressing cannot happen if the road is wet as the moisture will prevent the bond between the chippings and asphalt.

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Cllr Nick Adams-King, executive lead member for universal services, said: “We know that potholes and other road defects are a cause of frustration to residents and motorists which is why we invest in a range of ways to make Hampshire’s roads stronger. Surface dressing treatments help to slow the natural deterioration of roads and reduce the occurrence of potholes and other road defects, as well as giving the road more grip to boost safety. It’s a cost-efficient way to target roads that carry the most traffic so are most at risk of wear and tear, helping taxpayers’ money to go further at a time when our budget is extremely stretched.

“These treatments are applied during the summer months because the process needs warm, dry weather to be successful. I’d like to thank road users for their patience during any periods of temporary disruption while the work is being completed. Summer is also the optimal time to fix potholes and we are continuing to focus more resources on repairing road defects following another challenging winter. Furthermore, additional funds from Government are enabling us to carry out 19 larger resurfacing and repair schemes across the county.”

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Where surface dressing is being carried out, road closures will usually be in place from 9.30am to 4pm, with a few exceptions. 

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The full list is below:

From Fullerton Road to Sam Whites Hill - Red Rice
From Fyfield Lane to Shoddesden Lane - Fyfield
From B3084 to county boundary - Broughton
From Crampmoor Lane to Jermyns Lane - Ampfield
From Fullerton Road to Longstock Road - Goodworth Clatford
From Rownhams Lane to Flemimg Ave - North Baddesley
From Chapel Lane to A27 - Newtown
Crescent Road - North Baddesley
From B3084 Old Stockbridge Road to Portway Farm - Palestine
From Rownhams Lane to Cedar Cresent - North Baddesley
From A3057 Romsey Road to Fullerton Manor - Goodworth Clatford
From Rownhams Lane to Upper Toot Hill Road - Rownhams
From Andover Down Roundabout to Ox Drove - Andover
Hoe Lane - North Baddesley
From Hazeldown Road to A3057 - Rownhams
From Romsey Road to Station Road - Over Wallop
Viney Avenue - Romsey
B3048 to Nuns Walk - Middleton
From Romsey Road to Ryedown Lane - Ham Down
From Romsey Road to Kimbridge Lane - Awbridge
From Clanville House to The Lion Pub - Clanville
From Winchester Hill to Whitenap Lane - Romsey
From Montfort Close to A27 Luzborough Lane - Romsey
From London Road to Shepherds Road - Andover
From Yokesford Hill to the bridge over the River Test - Romsey