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Planned highways works for April

Published Friday, 22nd March 2019

Newly resurfaced road in Southend.

Up to 15 roads across the borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing in April as the council continues with its planned highways works programme.

A full list of roads set for repairs throughout April has been released as the council’s highways contractor, Marlborough, will be repairing and relaying full roads and stretches of roads that require immediate attention.

All road closures will be clearly signposted two weeks prior to the works taking place and all works are dependent on the weather, as crews are not able to lay roads in inclement weather.

Works for the following roads are planned throughout April:

Road name

Planned duration of works – days/nights

Length of road i.e full road/part road

Alton Gardens

5 days

Full road

Southchurch Roundabout

4 nights

Roundabout and small lengths of Queensway and Woodgrange Drive

Highfield Crescent

2 nights

Full road

Aviation Way

1 night

Approx 70m from mini roundabout junction with Eastwoodbury Lane

Wilson Road

2 days

Full road

Swanage Road

3 days

Full road

Woodgrange Drive

1 night

Vicinity of Chelmsworth Avenue

Chester Avenue

2 days

Full road

Recreation Avenue

2 days

Full road

Darenth Road

2 days

Full road

Bryant Avenue

2 days

Full road

Keith Way

3 days

Half length

Highfield Gardens

2 nights

Full road

Rochford Road/Harp House Roundabout

1 night

From roundabout to top of Warners Bridge one side

Eastwoodbury Crescent 1 night From the traffic signals up to the end of the service road

Scarborough Road

3 days

Full road

Eastwood Old Road

5 days

Full road

Cllr Andrew Moring, cabinet member for infrastructure, said: “We know that the quality of the roads across the borough is an important issue, and this was highlighted in our Southend 2050 engagement work with residents, from which residents highlighted the need to having high quality roads.

“Recognising this, we announced significant expenditure on highways improvements over the next three years in our 2019/20 budget, and we are fully committed to providing good quality roads that residents and visitors want and need.”

How to report a defect

If you are aware of any road defects or roads that need resurfacing or patch work, please report these online via MySouthend.

How we prioritise repair and resurfacing works

Using a technical approach, we use various internal digital surveys to analyse our data on the present condition of the road and also investigate each site visually. From this information we are able to prioritise which roads need to be repaired first.