Planned road and pavement improvements announced for September

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

Road and pavement newly resurfaced.

Works for the following roads are planned throughout September:

Road Resurfacing

Road resurfacing 2022/23
Road name Planned duration of works – days/nights Stretch of road being resurfaced
Wakering Road 1/9/22 (Nightwork) Constable Way to No.129
Leigh Hill 12/9/22 to 16/9/22 Entire stretch of road

Pavement Resurfacing

Pavement resurfacing 2022/23
Pavement location Planned duration of works – days/nights Stretch of pavement being resurfaced
Eastern Esplanade Starting first week of the month for 11 weeks Southchurch Ave to Gasworks Carpark
Esplanade Gardens & Leas Gardens Starting end of the month for 8 weeks Entire stretch of both roads
Lifstan Way Starting end of the month for 7 weeks Eastern Esplanade to Northumberland Crescent

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 highways, transport and parking, 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.

“We have two roads and three pavements scheduled to begin resurfacing during September. 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: 6th September 2022

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