Leader of Test Valley Borough Council, Cllr Ian Carr, has told Andover & Villages today that Highways England have confirmed to him that the A303, between the A343 Hundred Acre Corner and the A3057 junctions, east and west bound carriageway, are to be resurfaced in “Thin Surfacing”.
Cllr Carr said, “I have asked for clarification that this is the full length of the carriageway not just sections, and once Highways England confirm the extent of the works, I will let you know.”
Thin surfacing is a quieter surface than the traditional hot rolled asphalt. The Institution of Civil Engineers say that road traffic noise can be reduced by up to 3db, which is much the same as reducing the traffic by half, and that people living adjacent to the improved roads will find their quality of life greatly enhanced by the new system.
There are already sections of the A303 around Andover that have this type of surfacing.
The works are scheduled for between the 19 May 2015 and 18 June 2015.