Important highways resurfacing to continue to ensure our roads are safe

The 2020/21 road and footway resurfacing programme has begun to ensure roads and pavements are repaired and maintained through the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.

Newly resurfaced road in Southend.

Whilst the country continues to follow Government instructions around social distancing and although many people are now working from home, many important professions such as health workers, delivery drivers and emergency services still require the use of the roads, and the council’s highways contractor, Marlborough, will be out repairing and maintaining roads to keep the routes safe for these services.

All staff will follow the guidance around social distancing and works are dependent on weather conditions. The scheduled road resurfacing for May is below.

Road Name Length of road i.e full road/part road
Eastern Esplanade Plas Newyd to No. 188 Eastern Esplanade
Applerow Full road
Bridge Close Full Road
Beechmont Gardens Full Road
Boston Avenue Harcourt Avenue to speed table outside
Cranleigh Drive Elm Road to No. 65/67 Cranleigh Drive
Fairlawns Gardens Full Road
Lymington Avenue London Road to Glendael Gardens
Grand Parade Roundabout with Cliff Parade
Mayfield Avenue Hobleythick Lane to to No. 81 Mayfield Avenue
Norwich Avenue Pantile Avenue to Norwich Close

Cllr Ron Woodley, cabinet member for transport, capital and inward investment, said: “Whilst we continue to adapt to the ever-changing situation around Coronavirus, we must ensure we continue these essential maintenance works.

“Whilst many residents are staying home, some still need access to the roads and footways to provide important services and travel to work, so we must ensure the roads are maintained in these unprecedented times.

“I would ask our residents to please be considerate and respectful if they see our contractors and staff out and about. The highways staff are completing important work, following Government guidance and instructions and keeping the roads safe and maintained at this time.”

A full list of roads and pavements scheduled for resurfacing in the 2020/21 programme can be found on our website.

Any road defects should be reported via MySouthend.

Published: 14th April 2020

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