Various roads in the Horsham district are currently having work done on them by the county council,
Surface dressing involves spraying a coating of bitumen on the road, followed by one or more layers of hard stone chippings.
The work makes the road safer because it improves the skid resistance of the surface.
Traffic can be allowed to run on the new surface almost immediately – avoiding lengthy closures and disruption.
Surface dressing has been taking place since yesterday (Tuesday, May 28) up to Friday, May 31, subject to weather conditions, in the following locations:
Newpound, between Durbans Road and A272 Billingshurst Road, Wisborough Green;
A281 Guildford Road, between Loxwood Road and Church Street, Rudgwick;
Christs Hospital, between King Edward Road and Tower Hill, Horsham;
Cripplegate Lane, between Worthing Road and Cedar Drive, Southwater;
Coolham Road, between Pondtail Farm and Buck Barn, Shipley;
Steyning Road, between Needs Bridge and Jolesfield Cottages; West Grinstead and Partridge Green;
Spronketts Lane, between Long House Lane and Cuckfield Lane, Slaugham;
A281 Brighton Road, between Park Way and Birchen Bridge, Horsham;
Elm Grove, Horsham;
Harwood Road, between Horsham Agates roundabout and Falklands Drive, Horsham;
Crawley Road, between Roffey roundabout and Forest Road, Horsham;
Tower Road, between Crawley Road and Forest Road, Colgate and Faygate; and
Newdigate Road, between Rusper High Street and the Surrey county boundary, Rusper.
The work complements Operation Watershed, the County Council’s initiative to make communities more resilient to extreme weather.