Western Isles forewarn of Surface Dress Treatment WC 12 May

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Western Isles forewarn of Surface Dress Treatment WC 12 May

Postby donnieban » 7 May 2014, 8:33pm

The Western Isles have highlighted their intentions to undertake hot tar and rolled chipping road repairs with effect from next week.

Uist - 2 weeks starting 12th May.
Harris - the following 2 weeks.
Lewis - the subsequent 2 weeks.

Please beware that this treatment process results in short term braking problems attributable to surplus/loose chippings on the road surface. The roads would normally be completely safe for cyclists after the second mechanical sweep which may be delayed until some weeks after treatment depending on the roads strategic importance. Mudguard clearance should be considered as cycle tyres with a grippy tread pattern will be prone to picking up chippings.

Please ensure that you have cycling glasses as these chippings can be thrown free from the tyres of passing cars a significant distance beyond where vehicles have encountered such works.

The Council haven't announced which roads are to be treated....

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Re: Western Isles forewarn of Surface Dress Treatment WC 12

Postby bogmyrtle » 7 May 2014, 9:07pm

Would you mind posting the roads when you find out? I was thinking of heading up that way at the end of June but it's no fun cycling newly chipped roads. I may think again.
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Re: Western Isles forewarn of Surface Dress Treatment WC 12

Postby donnieban » 7 May 2014, 10:49pm

The roads intended for treatment will not be circulated. The works would be approved by the local Councillors but would not be publicly advised.

Skip the Isles for a couple of months or run the gauntlet. Take heart, f it rains the works will not be undertaken.

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Re: Western Isles forewarn of Surface Dress Treatment WC 12

Postby matt2matt2002 » 8 May 2014, 7:55am

donnieban wrote:The roads intended for treatment will not be circulated. The works would be approved by the local Councillors but would not be publicly advised.

Skip the Isles for a couple of months or run the gauntlet. Take heart, f it rains the works will not be undertaken.

donnieban


Don't you mean, "When it rains".
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Re: Western Isles forewarn of Surface Dress Treatment WC 12

Postby donnieban » 9 May 2014, 7:11pm

matt2matt2002 wrote:
Don't you mean, "When it rains".
:lol:


Yes, ha ha. More worrying is the news that the sabre toothed midges are starting to stir....
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