Posted: Sat 25th Jun 2016

Road Improvements Driving Ahead /
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Jun 25th, 2016

Motorists across the Caerphilly county borough are seeing major improvements to the local highway network thanks to significant investment in road resurfacing works. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Communities throughout the area are benefiting from resurfacing works totalling more than £2.35million over the next few months. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The works are taking place at widespread locations across the county borough including Pontlottyn, Aberbargoed, Bargoed, Cefn Fforest , Blackwood, Caerphilly, Penpedairheol, Hengoed, Cefn Hengoed, Ystrad Mynach, Tiryberth, Penyrheol, Trecenydd, Nelson, Machen, Risca, Ynysddu, Pontllanfraith, Oakdale, Crospenmaen, Maesycwmmer, Markham, Bedwellty, Gelligaer, Bedwas and New Tredegar. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

An innovative technique called ‘CAUTS’ (cold applied ultra-thin surfacing) is being used in a number of areas to improve the road surface. Chippings are firmly embedded into the road surface by the application of a special locking spray within 24 hours. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This is an improvement on the previous ‘surface dressing’ technique which relies upon the movement of traffic to embed the loose chippings into the road surface over a period of time following application. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The works are progressing well and the improvement to road surfaces across the area are clear to see,” said Cllr Tom Williams, CCBC Cabinet Member for Transportation and Highways. “We are particularly pleased to be employing new technology to carry out the work in a more efficient and effective manner.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All works are programmed for completion by the Autumn and every effort will be made to minimise any inconvenience during the course of these essential maintenance works. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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