Mo­torists urged to take care dur­ing road­works

Llanelli Star - - NEWS -

MO­TORISTS in Car­marthen­shire are be­ing urged to drive care­fully as es­sen­tial road main­te­nance works are car­ried out across the county.

Sur­face dress­ing works are car­ried out an­nu­ally by the coun­cil to make the roads safer and bet­ter to use.

It in­volves ap­ply­ing a coat­ing of hot bi­tu­men onto the road sur­face fol­lowed by lay­ers of hard stone chip­pings. A me­chan­i­cal sweeper then re­moves the ex­cess chip­pings af­ter a day or so.

The equiv­a­lent length of about 54 miles of a stan­dard sin­gle car­riage­way is be­ing treated.

Ex­ec­u­tive board mem­ber for the en­vi­ron­ment, coun­cil­lor Hazel Evans, said: “This work pre­vents wa­ter seep­ing into the road foun­da­tion and weak­en­ing it, thus re­duc­ing the chances of potholes de­vel­op­ing, and pro­longs the life ex­pectancy of the road.”

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at www.road­works.org.

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