Residents wanting to know if their road is set to be resurfaced this year are now just a click away from finding out.
The full roads resurfacing programme from April 2017 to March 2018 is now available to check on the highways information map at www.essex.gov.uk/surfacing.
The map allows residents to see every road scheduled for an upgrade superimposed on a map. A colour code then shows what type of road surfacing will be used.
You can click on the works to find out more information, including date range or when the works are scheduled take place. Please be aware works are weather dependent and therefore dates for works can change.
Andrew Cook, Director for Highways and Transportation, said: “We have modernised our information for everyone about the road resurfacing programme for this year. You can now see on our website which roads are going to be completed and which type of treatment will be used.
“This is all part of our move to make highways information more easily available online. We often get calls from the public asking when their road is due to be resurfaced – this interactive map will help keep residents up-to-date with our upcoming road improvements at the click of a button.
“More precise dates will also be available on www.roadworks.org as we get nearer the time and we will continue to directly inform residents living close to the works so you can plan ahead.”
You can also find gritting routes, public rights of way, bus stop locations and much more on the highways information map.
Despite a cold snap creating more potholes over the Christmas and New Year period, the number of potholes on local routes is down from June last year (2016).
The number of potholes on local routes dropped from 4,954 in June last year to 4,733 at the end of March 2017.
You can now tell us about a highways issue quicker and easier thanks to our newly improved website at www.essex.gov.uk/highways.