MORE than 120 miles of roads have been resurfaced in Worcestershire by the county council this year – the equivalent of travelling from Worcester to Buckingham Palace.

Nearly 170 roads across the county have been treated during this year’s programme, despite challenges brought about by the extreme hot weather and high temperatures.

The surface dressing programme started in April and moved around the towns and villages of Worcestershire concluding this month.

Councillor Mike Rouse, cabinet member with responsibility for highways and transport, said: “I’m delighted that another successful programme of surface dressing works has been completed, it’s vital preventative work and without it we’d be carrying out far more disruptive and costly reactive work on a more regular basis.

This year’s programme means over 120 miles of road will have been resealed before winter to extend the life of an existing surface, prevent deterioration, improve skid resistance and protect the road against water preventing potholes forming in winter.’’