Planned road and pavement improvements announced for May

Seven roads and three pavements across Southend-on-Sea are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout May as the council continues its £10m highways investment programme for 2022/23.

View looking along newly resurfaced road.

Works for the following roads are planned throughout May:

Roads to be resurfaced throughout May 2022
Road name Planned duration of works – days/nights Stretch of road being resurfaced
West Road, Westcliff 03/05/2022 – 11/05/2022 (Nightwork) From London Road A13 to No. 212 West Road
Snakes Lane 12/05/2022 – 13/05/2022 (Nightwork) Rayleigh Road to No. 46 Snakes Lane
Rayleigh Road 16/05/2022 – 19/05/2022 (Nightwork) From No. 149 Rayleigh Road to The Elms Café
Rochford Road 20/05/2022 – 23/05/2022 (Nightwork) From No. 14b to No. 137 Rochford Road
Hobleythick Lane 24/05/2022 – 26/05/2022 (Nightwork) From Prittlewell Chase to Earls Hall Baptist Church
Eastern Avenue 27/05/2022 – 30/05/2022 (Nightwork) From Fossetts Way Bus Stop to No. 220 (Eastbound Carriageway)
Royal Artillery Way 31/05/2022 – 01/06/2022 (Nightwork) Approximately 300m from Garon Park roundabout to Culvert on the bend (Eastbound Carriageway)

Works for the following pavements are planned throughout May:

Pavement location Planned duration of works – days/nights Stretch of pavement being resurfaced
Woodlands Park 6 Weeks Cosgrove Ave to SBC/ECC Boundary
Edinburgh Avenue 5 Weeks Entire road length both sides
Ambleside Drive 8 Weeks Burgess Terrace to Warwick Rd

A full list of the 47 roads and 54 pavements set to be resurfaced between April 2022 and March 2023 can be found on the council’s website: Highways Improvement Programme – Southend-on-Sea City Council

All road closures will be clearly signposted two weeks before work takes place. All work is dependent on the weather, as crews are not able to lay roads in adverse weather.

Cllr Steven Wakefield, cabinet member for transport, asset management and inward investment, said: “I am pleased to see the significant investment into our roads and pavements continue, with the agreed £10m investment leading to 47 roads and 54 pavements being resurfaced in this financial year.

“To kick off the resurfacing programme this year, we have seven roads and three pavements scheduled for resurfacing during May. In addition to this we are offering our residents a discount for dropped curb installation outside their homes, if the footpath outside the home is being resurfaced.

“We are absolutely committed to improving our roads and pavements to ensure local people can travel in and around Southend-on-Sea safely, and we will continue to invest in our roads so that they reach the standards our new City deserves.”

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

The areas have gone through a strict quality check in line with the council’s procedure, which is based on various risks, and in accordance with the Highways Code of Practice. This procedure considers various items including road condition, bus routes, key routes, claims made, incidents, and flood risk.

Published: 11th May 2022

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