Motorists urged to take care during roadworks
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.