6km of North Northamptonshire roads set to benefit from 2023 micro-asphalt programme

Roads and paths maintenance

04 August 2023

NNC Logo with road closed sign

North Northamptonshire Council, in partnership with Kier, has kickstarted its micro-asphalting programme - which is set to improve the condition of 13 roads across the county.

The works will improve the condition of 5.8km of the county’s roads, which is the size of nearly 6 football pitches, and is expected to run for 2 weeks.

Micro-asphalt schemes are a preventative form of maintenance, used to extend the life of the roads by up to 10 years. They also create less carbon emissions and causes less disruption when compared to resurfacing. This programme forms part of North Northamptonshire’s £19.5M capital works programme to improve roads across the county this year. 

Roads identified for the treatment have undergone a condition assessment and meet the criteria for intervention at a critical point, before needing replacement. 

We’re delighted to roll out this micro-asphalt scheme in partnership with Kier. We have balanced proactive and reactive road maintenance as part of our capital works programme, to include cost-effective and long-lasting treatments – to provide a better experience for our residents and road users.Cllr Matt Binley, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets

The process allows road users to be back on the treated roads within 30 minutes - with an improved surface texture

Micro-asphalt treatments involve a two-phased process used to seal the existing road surface - which involves applying a levelling layer of materials, followed by a surface layer. Kier Highways will be returning to the roads at a later stage to install ironwork and road markings.

By using this preventative treatment on roads before they pass the point of repair, we can provide an efficient, cost-effective solution that extends the life of roads for years to come. We are pleased to be kickstarting our micro-asphalting programme, and seeing the benefits this important scheme will bring across North Northamptonshire.John Coombes, general manager at Kier Transportation

Work started on the identified roads on Monday 31 July and will run until 11 August, across North Northants:

  • Hewlett's Close, Bozeat
  • Hillside Close, Bozeat
  • Wyman Close, Bozeat
  • Knights Close, Bozeat
  • Fir Tree Grove, Bozeat
  • Brookside, Bozeat
  • St Mary's Road / Church Lane, Bozeat
  • Kingsway, Wellingborough
  • Drayton Close, Islip
  • Nene View, Islip
  • Oldenburg Road, Corby
  • Brandenburg Road, Corby
  • Viking Way, Corby

The process is weather dependent and cannot take place in the event of rain. Residents will be informed 48-72 hours before work is due to commence. You can find further updates regarding works in your area via the roadworks current work page