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Road Surface Improvement Work

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Road Surface Improvement Work

Starting 26 July, we are doing work around the county to improve road surfaces.

Some roads will be closed for this work and some roads will have a convoy system with traffic being escorted through. Please check the road signs.

We will be doing surface dressing work at:

Week beginning 26 July
B4406 Penmachno Mill to A5 junction
B5106 Betws y Coed to Coed Gwydyr
B5106 Trefriw Wells to Dolgarrog Maze
B5106 Tyn Y Groes to Tal Y Bont
A548 Tafarn y Fedw towards Llanrwst 
A548 Turnpike Uchaf to Felin Uchaf
B5384 Gwytherin Village to Hen Stablau
B5384 Gwytherin Village
B5382 Llansannan towards Llangernyw
A544 Waenfawr Isaf to Cae Goronwy, Llansannan
A544 Llanfair TH to Waenfawr Isaf  
St Asaph Road to St George
B5383 Dolwen Road, near Betws Yn Rhos
A547 Dinerth Road to Llanrwst Road Colwyn Bay

Week beginning 2 August
Gloddaeth Lane, Glanwydden
Sychnant Pass Road

The work is weather dependent so dates may change.

What is road surface dressing?
First we spray bitumen binder (a sticky tar-like substance) on a road surface, then spread stone chippings on top.

After this the surface is rolled to push the stones in, but some loose stones will stay on the top. Vehicles driving over the new road surface will push these in to finish the surface.

Please take care when you drive over the road and follow the speed limit signs.

We recommend that cyclists and motorcyclists take particular care.

About a week later, we add a binder coat to seal the surface, before repainting the road markings.

We will then give the road a final sweep after a few weeks to clear up any loose stones.

Posted on 22/07/2021

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