WORK to repair roads across Darlington is due to start next week.

A £500,000 programme to apply micro asphalt to 69 roads is being carried out by Darlington Borough Council and starts on Monday.

Councillor Andy Keir, cabinet member for local services, said: “This is a comprehensive programme of works to improve our residential streets.

"We will also be delivering an additional £1.2m of resurfacing works on top of our planned programme as a result of extra money from government to improve road conditions across the borough.

“Micro asphalt works to extend the life of the existing road surface and it is a cost effective way of treating roads that need attention before they reach a state where a full resurfacing job is required.

“The process is quick to apply but does require a couple of weeks of patience as the material hardens – I’d ask people to please bear with us, once the job is complete and the loose material is swept away they’ll see the improvements.”

Micro asphalt has been used for a number of years in the town and is applied to existing road surfaces to seal the surface from water ingress, repair minor damage and prevent potholes forming.

A less intensive process than traditional road resurfacing, which can take several days, it is considered is a cost-effective way of protecting roads without causing too much disruption to residents and commuters.

The material that is laid on the surface is water based – once it is laid there is a period of a couple of weeks where the water evaporates and the material ‘goes off’.

This leads to loose material which is swept up as part of the finishing process before any road markings are replaced.

The summer 2020 programme will cover 69 sites in the borough, with work set to begin on August 17 and due to take up to eight weeks.

The process is weather dependent and residents in individual streets will be advised directly by the site team when work is due to start.

Which roads are being treated?

  • Abbey Road (Carmel Road to Elton Road)
  • Archer Road (Middle One Row)
  • Arkle Crescent
  • Atholl Close
  • Auckland Oval
  • Balmoral Road
  • Baxby Terrace, Hurworth Place
  • Beaconsfield Street
  • Belgrave Terrace, Hurworth Place
  • Belvedere Road
  • Birkdale Road
  • Blackwell Lane
  • Bowman Street
  • Brignall Moor Crescent
  • Brougham Street
  • Claxton Avenue
  • Cleasby View
  • Cobden Street
  • Crossfield Close, Hurworth
  • Cullen Close
  • Danesmoor Crescent
  • Easby Place
  • Elms Road
  • Esk Road
  • Essex Way
  • Evesham Grove, Hurworth
  • Feetham Avenue
  • Fulford Place
  • Geneva Gardens
  • Geneva Road
  • Grainger Street
  • Great Stainton Village
  • Greenwell Street
  • Haig Street
  • Killin Road
  • Latimer Road
  • Lazenby Close
  • Lazenby Crescent
  • Linden Drive, Hurworth Place
  • Manor Road, Hurworth Place
  • Marston Moor Road
  • Moray Close
  • Mowbray Drive, Hurworth
  • Mowden Hall Drive
  • Muirkirk Grove
  • Neville Road
  • Parkside
  • Pierremont Road
  • Pilmoor Green
  • Pinewood Crescent, Heighington
  • Polam Lane (A167 to Quakers Lane)
  • Polam Road
  • Salters Close
  • Sanderson Road, Hurworth
  • Sussex Way
  • Tees Drive
  • The Oaklands - Middle One Row
  • Thornbury Rise
  • Trinity Road
  • Tyne Crescent
  • Vancouver Street
  • Vine Street
  • Wales Street
  • Waverley Terrace
  • Westfield Drive, Hurworth
  • Whitby Way
  • Woodlands Way, Hurworth Place