Three reasons why road maintenance is necessary

10th November 2020

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Roads are used every day by millions of people whether that’s vehicle owners, cyclists or pedestrians. When you think about how much traffic these surfaces experience, the importance of road maintenance becomes clear, not only from a safety aspect but resistance too.

Here are three top reasons why road maintenance is necessary.

The risk of accidents is reduced

Roads must be safe, but if they are not maintained properly potholes, loose debris and weather damage can become serious hazards. However, with the right care, the risk of accidents can be reduced for all road users and minimise the chances of collisions. Damaged roads can also affect cars and bikes by ruining the tyres and suspension, but well-maintained roads will prevent this from happening.

Roads stay durable

Maintenance such as road surfacing is a great way of keeping roads level and smooth. Roads must be durable enough to withstand a certain amount of usage without becoming too weak. Skid-resistant surfacing and similar solutions can also help with this so the roads remain strong. Repairs that go a long time without attention will only get worse and become more of a hazard.

The appearance stays tidy

Untidy roads that are full of damage do not look good. Whether it’s on a residential road or ring road, maintenance is important for keeping our roads looking their best as well as safe. Deterioration of roads can make an area look unkempt and when repairs are left for too long damage will only get worse.

At Hazell & Jefferies , based in Oxford, we are a family-owned business which prides itself on quality service and quality work. Our main areas of work include road surfacing, skip hire, supply recycled aggregates and small civil engineering works. If you’re looking for a reliable company to help with your project, look no further than us. Get in touch with our team today for more information.

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