£10million spent on improving Derbyshire’s roads

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A £10million programme to surface dress the county’s roads over the summer has been completed.

Between April and September Derbyshire County Council has been improving around 250 miles of Derbyshire’s roads - around eight per cent of the 3,300 miles countywide looked after by the council.

Surface dressing is a technique that stops roads deteriorating further. First minor defects are repaired then the whole road is sealed to prevent water getting in - keeping potholes at bay.

A layer of bitumen is sprayed over the road surface with a layer of chippings added on top. Chippings help provide better grip for motorists and improve safety.

Remaining loose chippings are swept up later and white lining added.