On the north side of Littlemoor Road, opposite the Co-op, stone is being put in place as part of the road widening between Bincombe Bumps Roundabout and the start of the new Littlemoor Road. This will also enable the footpath on the supermarket side to be widened to form a shared cycleway / footway.
The stone is being levelled with a machine called a grader. It ensures that there are no hollows, which would have to be made up with bituminous material, or high points that would weaken the pavement design.
It is also easier to get a smooth surface on the final level if the top of the stone is uniform.
The widening work is steadily progressing eastwards towards Preston.