Footway slurry sealing programme – making Derby’s streets stronger

Published: 7 May 2019

Council House at night

The Highways Maintenance team will be carrying out its annual citywide slurry sealing programme on Derby's footways.

Starting today, Tuesday 7th May, the Highways Maintenance team will be carrying out its annual citywide slurry sealing programme on Derby’s footways. This is a process of treating the pavements which are structurally sound but don’t appear to look great aesthetically, therefore preserving and extending the lifespan of the footways.

The project should run for two to three months. Due to the nature of the work, the weather will play a huge part in the progress of the project – warmer and drier days are crucial for the successful completion of the work. If adverse weather causes delays to the work, we will publish updates on this page.

For the fourth consecutive year, this work will be carried out in-house by our Streetpride teams. A four-man crew will work Monday to Friday to complete the project, for which £100,000 has been allocated from the Highways and Transport Work Programme.

There should be no disruption to passing traffic as the work continues, and residents of the affected streets will be notified by letters that the work is commencing. This letter will explain exactly what is involved in the project, as well as covering FAQs.

Areas involved in the project:

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Alvaston Baker Street
  Thorndike Close
Boulton Shalfleet Drive
  Compton Close
  Bonchurch Close
  Brading Close
  Castle Croft
  Thorness Close
  Marshgreen Close
Mickleover Hoylake Court
  Hoylake Drive
  Drysdale Road
Derwent Horncastle Road
  St Marks Road
Chaddesden Poyser Avenue
Blagreaves Hill Rise Close
  Swarkestone Drive
  Staunton Avenue
  Freeman Avenue
  Birchwood Avenue
  Blagreaves Avenue

We encourage anyone from these areas to check the website or re-visit this page for updates about the project. We will update both this article and the ‘Managing our highway assets’ page on our website with further information about the programme.

Richard Antcliff, Director for Public Protection and Streetpride commented:

This work is essential to keep our footpaths in the best possible condition for as long as possible. We know that our residents take great pride in their communities so this investment will bring big benefits to our neighbourhoods. We would like to thank all residents in advance for your patience while we complete this work.

Additional highways projects around the city

In addition to the slurry sealing programme, there are other footway and carriageway schemes which will be undertaken during this financial year.

We will publish updates regarding the progress of these schemes both on the Newsroom and our website. Please keep an eye out for more information later in the year.

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