More than 100 Surrey roads to be resurfaced in effort to combat potholes

The A14 in Cambridgeshire was closed westbound this morning (May 24) due to overrunning roadworks
-Credit: (Image: Ian Dennis/Getty Images)

More than 100 roads in Surrey will be resurfaced as part of a £8.5m highways maintenance programme this summer. Aimed at preventing potholes, 85 miles of the county’s busiest roads will be made more resilient using surface dressing.

This method is meant to make roads more resilient and prolong their life by over ten years. Highways teams will carry out the work from June to August this year, subject to weather conditions.

Lucy Monie, Director of Highways and Transport at Surrey County Council, said: “We understand that the state of our roads continues to be a source of frustration for our residents.

“The increasingly wet weather really impacts our roads – which are some of the busiest in the country. This is why here in Surrey, we’re investing nearly £300m in repairing and improving Surrey’s roads and pavements by 2028.

“This includes our upcoming surface dressing programme which will significantly strengthen many miles of Surrey’s busiest roads and prevent deterioration in years to come. This year’s programme will be the biggest surface dressing programme ever undertaken in Surrey.”

Specifically, surface dressing involves spraying bitumen binder (a sticky tar-like substance) on a clean, dry road surface, over which stone chippings are spread. The surface is rolled to embed the stones into the bitumen. Some loose stones will remain on the road surface for about a week but the weight of vehicles passing over these loose stones will force them into the bitumen to finish the new road surface.

Surrey County Council says that the advantages of this system include sealing the road surface to keep out water which in turn helps prevent potholes from forming. The council also hopes it will minimise traffic disruption as large areas of roads can be treated in a single day.

A selection of potholes from Guildford
A selection of potholes from Guildford -Credit:Victoria Shipp

Immediately after laying surface dressing is vulnerable to fast or turning traffic meaning motorists will be temporarily asked to keep their speed down.

You can see the council's interactive map of roads included in this year’s programme here or see a list below. Residents will be informed when work is taking place in their area. As this type of work is weather dependent, bad weather may mean on some occasions, works have to be rescheduled at short notice. The schemes may be subject to change.

The roads are:

  1. Stoke Road COBHAM

  2. Woodlands Lane STOKE D’ABERNON

  3. Portsmouth Road THAMES DITTON

  4. Oatlands Drive WEYBRIDGE

  5. Oatlands Drive WEYBRIDGE

  6. Downs Road EPSOM

  7. Shere Road ALBURY

  8. Shere Road ALBURY

  9. Send Road SEND

  10. The Street ALBURY

  11. The Street ALBURY

  12. Woking Road GUILDFORD

  13. Aldershot Road PIRBRIGHT

  14. Horsham Road ABINGER HAMMER

  15. Horsham Road SUTTON ABINGER

  16. Park Lane MERROW

  17. The Street PUTTENHAM

  18. Suffield Lane PUTTENHAM


  20. Beech Avenue EFFINGHAM

  21. Combe Lane SHERE

  22. Hound House Road SHERE

  23. Sandy Lane SHERE

  24. Tunnel Hill Road MYTCHETT

  25. Wood Lane SEALE

  26. Suffield Lane PUTTENHAM

  27. Littleton Lane LITTLETON

  28. Shophouse Lane FARLEY GREEN

  29. East Shalford Lane SHALFORD

  30. Send Hill SEND

  31. Reigate Road HOOKWOOD

  32. Horsham Road S/B HOLMWOOD

  33. Randalls Road LEATHERHEAD

  34. Randalls Road LEATHERHEAD

  35. Reigate Road BETCHWORTH

  36. Stane Street OKEWOOD HILL

  37. Reigate Road LEATHERHEAD

  38. Horsham Road OKEWOOD HILL

  39. Okewood Hill OKEWOOD HILL

  40. Norwood Hill Road CHARLWOOD

  41. Norwood Hill Road CHARLWOOD

  42. Smalls Hill Road LEIGH

  43. Stan Hill CHARLWOOD

  44. Lowfield Heath

  45. Road CHARLWOOD

  46. Cobham Road FETCHAM

  47. Little Bookham Street BOOKHAM

  48. Sutton Lane ABINGER COMMON

  49. Damphurst Lane WOTTON

  50. Sheephouse Lane WOTTON

  51. Broadmoor Road ABINGER

  52. Oakwoodland Lane OAKWOOD HILL

  53. Wonham Lane BETCHWORTH

  54. Church Road LEIGH

  55. Woodhatch Road SOUTH EARLSWOOD

  56. Yew Tree Bottom Road NORK

  57. High Road CHIPSTEAD

  58. High Road CHIPSTEAD


  60. Chucks Lane WALTON ON THE HILL

  61. Windsor Road EGHAM

  62. Lyne Lane THORPE

  63. Brox Road OTTERSHAW


  65. Norlands Lane THORPE

  66. London Road BAGSHOT

  67. Upper ChobhamRoad HEATHERSIDE

  68. Eastbourne Road BLINDLEY HEATH

  69. Eastbourne Road SOUTH GODSTONE

  70. Godstone Road WHYTELEAFE

  71. Oxted Road GODSTONE

  72. Beddlestead Lane WARLINGHAM

  73. Fairchildes Lane FICKLESHOLE

  74. Hesiers Hill WARLINGHAM

  75. Popes Lane OXTED

  76. Dwelly Lane OXTED RURAL

  77. Halliloo Valley Road WOLDINGHAM

  78. Salmons Lane WHYTELEAFE

  79. Burntwood Lane CATERHAM

  80. Tupwood Scrubbs Road CATERHAM

  81. Tillingdown Lane CATERHAM

  82. Brickhouse Lane SOUTH GODSTONE

  83. Caterfield Lane MERLE COMMON

  84. Station Road LINGFIELD

  85. Blackberry Lane LINGFIELD

  86. Staffhurst Wood Road MERLE COMMON

  87. Itchingwood Common Road LIMPSFIELD

  88. Horsham Road ALFOLD

  89. Hindhead Road HASLEMERE

  90. Petworth Road CHIDDINGFOLD

  91. Farnborough Road FARNHAM

  92. Wrecclesham Hill WRECCLESHAM

  93. Portsmouth Road GODALMING

  94. Bookhurst Road CRANLEIGH

  95. Ewehurst Road CRANLEIGH

  96. Ockley Road EWHURST

  97. Horsham Road CRANLEIGH

  98. Weybourne Road WEYBOURNE

  99. Tilford Road RUSHMOOR

  100. Tilford Road BEACON HILL

  101. Brook Road SANDHILLS

  102. Boundary Road DOCKENFIELD

  103. Killinghurst Lane HASLEMERE

  104. Vann Lane HAMBLEDON

  105. Upper Vann Lane HAMBLEDON

  106. Knowle Lane CRANLEIGH

  107. Sandy Lane HASLEMERE

  108. Fulbrook Lane ELSTEAD

  109. Kettlewell Hill / WOKING

  110. Chobham Road

  111. Saunders Lane MAYFORD

  112. Holly Bank Road HOOK HEATH

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