WORCESTERSHIRE County Council’s surface dressing programme is set to commence next week.

The programme will see road surfaces across the county restored, with over 160 sites set to be treated over the spring and summer.

Surface dressing works follow on from the winter gritting season and various other ongoing works taking place to maintain and improve the county’s road network.

Jon Fraser from Worcestershire County Council Highways said: "The surface dressing process is used to improve the surface of the road and slow down deterioration.

“Once the road surface has ‘settled down’ over a number of weeks, the road surface is as good as new.

"Using this quick and efficient process means that disruption to all road users is kept to a minimum.

“Please keep an eye out for signs detailing works in your road and do what you can to help works run as smoothly as possible.”