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Re-surfacing roads across the city

Roads across the city have been re-surfaced to keep them in good working order.

In the UK there is national backlog reaching almost £14 billion for road repairs. Cardiff along with every other city in the UK, Cardiff has to prioritise using limited resources to improve the highway network.

One of the strategies is to treat as many roads as possible before they deteriorate into a state where they need to be re-built. This is done through a process called Micro Asphalt Surface Treatment.

This involves mixing bitumen binder and aggregate which is then laid on the road surface by a specialist vehicle which improves the condition of the road and protects it from further deterioration.

The process is very quick, as the new surface usually sets in one hour before the road is re-opened to traffic. The surface treatment and line markings are then completed in one to two days.

So far this year 24 streets in 10 different wards have been re-surfaced. From September 14tha further 29 streets in 15 wards will receive the treatment.

Cllr Caro Wild, Cabinet Member for Highways and Sustainable Transport, said: "Our strategy is to make the best use of the money that we have available to keep Cardiff's roads in good working order.

Cllr Wild continued, "Active Travel is also a priority for the council and we will be ensuring our programme of works has an increased emphasis on key walking and cycling routes."

During this year Micro Asphalt Surface Treatment will be carried out on roads 53 roads in the following wards - Canton, Cathays, Ely, Fairwater, Gabalfa, Grangetown, Plasnewydd, Radyr, Rhiwbina, Rumney, Splott, Trowbridge, Adamsdown, Heath, Lisvane, Llandaff, Llandaff North, Llanishen, Pentwyn, Pentyrch, Penylan, Pontprennau, Rhiwbina, Riverside and Whitchurch/Tongwynlais