Gedney Dyke resurfacing scheme to use specialist materials

Gedney Dyke ANL-151016-173322001
Gedney Dyke ANL-151016-173322001
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The road surface of the B1359 at Gedney Dyke will be repaired using methods particularly suited to the Fenland landscape in a scheme starting on Monday, October 26.

The stretch of road between Kingsgate/Roper’s Gate junction and Green Dyke will be repaired between October 26 and Wednesday, November 4. The current road surface is starting to disintegrate as the peat soil beneath shrinks during dry conditions.

An asphalt reinforcement grid is a woven plastic mesh, which supports the road if it’s subject to ground movement, reducing the likelihood of cracking in future

Project leader Tim Mawson

The work will include installing an asphalt reinforcement grid to give the new carriageway a stronger resistance to the movement of the underlying ground.

Tim Mawson, project leader explains: “An asphalt reinforcement grid is a woven plastic mesh, which supports the road if it’s subject to ground movement, reducing the likelihood of cracking in future.

“While the grid is being installed, and due to the current state of the lower layer of road construction, we plan to keep the road closed during the early part of the works. The closure is essential so that the grid can be installed correctly, ensuring that it works successfully.”

The road will be closed from 7am on Monday, October 26 for 24 hours a day for the first five days until 7pm Friday, October 30, and will be open over the weekend of October 31 to November 1. The site will be monitored overnight and residents’ access will be maintain and assisted.

During the closure a signed diversion route will be in place.

The following week it is planned to complete the works under day time closures between 7am to 7pm.

For more information about these road works, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks or follow @LincsCC_roads on Twitter.