Planned Maintenance

Essential works to enable us to have stronger roads today and further ensure Hampshire's roads are more resilient to the effect of extreme weather and heavy traffic

Our Planned Maintenance team design and manage the delivery of a large programme of maintenance schemes each year. These works include, carriageway and footway resurfacing, surface treatments and structural drainage repairs, and are different to reactive works, such as pothole repairs or gully cleansing.

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How sites are chosen

Our asset management team make sure regular condition surveys of our Hampshire roads are carried out. This is to comply with the requirements set by the Department for Transport.

The data from these surveys is combined with other known information such as the amount of reactive maintenance that has taken place. The team will then use this information to help identify the areas that need work.

See our Asset Management Policy for more information.

Treatment types

Planned Maintenance works will typically fall in to one of the following categories:

Carriageway resurfacing

This is the replacement of the surface of the road, with a new surface layer (between 30 to 105mm of new asphalt). Sometimes the existing road will be overlaid with the new surface. However, generally the existing surface will be removed (referred to as milling or planing) and a new surface put in its place.

Carriageway structural repairs

This involves replacing the structure of the road. This can be as much as 450mm deep repairs. Often these repairs will specifically target the edges of the road, referred to as ‘carriageway haunch repairs’.

Carriageway surface treatments

These are surface applied treatments intended to help prolong the life of the carriageway by sealing it to prevent water ingress. In some cases the treatments also helps to restore skid resistance. There are many different types of surface treatments, such as:

  • surface dressings
  • microasphalt
  • asphalt preservations

These are all quickly applied and are efficient cost-effective methods of treating roads.

Footway resurfacing

This involves replacing the footway construction with a new surface. This can be:

  • replacing paving slabs or blocks paving
  • resurfacing existing footways with new asphalt
  • replacing the kerbs if sufficient numbers are defective, although this isn’t always necessary


Drainage works can vary but will involve:

  • investigating and identifying defects
  • replacing existing damaged highway surface water systems
  • replacing soakaways or ditches
  • highway pond maintenance

Not all surface water systems are the responsibility of The County Council. Many of these are under the ownership of water authorities such as foul water systems. Many ditches are the responsibility of land owners, especially in rural areas. See Flood and water management for more information.

Road closures

The majority of works undertaken by the Planned Maintenance Team are large scale. This means they need a temporary road closure. We understand road closures are inconvenient. However they are required to ensure works can take place efficiently and safely.

During a road closure there is a 'work limit'. Work limits are the section of the road where our operatives will be working. The road closures often extend beyond this to manage through traffic and divert it on to an alternative route.

Common issues during a road closure

Accessing your property during a road closure

As the work can involve hot materials, liquid bitumen and large equipment, we can't guarantee access to properties in the work limits. If you normally drive into or out of the work limits during the hours when the closure is in place, we would ask you to make alternative arrangements.

We will do all we can to provide access for residents and businesses in the road closure area where it extends beyond the work limits.

Walking through a road closure

Pedestrian access should be maintained at all times but will be restricted to footways and walkways. Pedestrians are advised not to cross the road unless directed by a member of the workforce.

Parking while the road is closed

If you usually park on the road within the work limits, you will need to make alternative arrangements during the hours of the road closure. Off-road parking will not be affected however we can’t guarantee access in or out during the working hours.

Parking on or off-road in the road closure area (where it extends beyond the work limits) should be possible but check with the site operatives.

Accessing a business

Business should encourage staff and customers to park nearby and use the pedestrian access. If your business is inside the work limits, then we can’t guarantee vehicular access during our working hours. We ask you to make alternative arrangements.

If your business is in the road closure area but outside the work limits, speak to the site operatives who will assist with essential access and deliveries.

Home deliveries

Delivery drivers are often happy to park nearby and use pedestrian access to make their delivery. To avoid disruption consider rearranging any deliveries for after the work is finished or outside of the hours of the closure.

Needing vehicle access to your property if you have a disability

Call our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 555 1388 with details of your requirements. If work is already underway let our site operatives know your circumstances and they will do all they can to assist.

Bus routes

We will notify the bus companies well in advance of any road closures that are required. They will arrange alternative routes. Contact your bus operator for more details.

Rubbish and recycling collection

Your refuse collector will have been advised of the closure in advance. They should have made alternative collection arrangements. Contact your refuse collector for more details.