Three roads and pavements across Southend-on-Sea are planned for repairs and resurfacing starting in November as the council continues its £10m highways investment programme for 2022/23.
Works for the following roads are planned throughout November:
|Road name||Planned duration of works – days/nights||Stretch of road being resurfaced|
|Station Road (Leigh-on-Sea)||Starting 16/11/22 for 3 nights||A13 to Cranleigh Drive|
|Bournemouth Park Road||Starting 21/11/22 for 1 night||Whole junction - including Wentworth zebra crossing|
|Constable Way||Starting 22/11/22 for 1 night||Junction with Centurion Close|
Works for the following pavements are planned throughout November:
|Pavement location||Planned duration of works – days/nights||Stretch of pavement being resurfaced|
|The Fairway||Starting November for approximately 22 weeks||Eastwood Road North to Eastwood Old Road|
|Hornby Ave||Starting November for approximately 14 weeks||Entire stretch of pavement|
|Stromness Road||Starting November for approximately 2 weeks||Entire stretch of pavement|
A full list of the 47 roads and 54 pavements set to be resurfaced between April 2022 and March 2023 can be found on our website Highways Improvement Programme
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 three roads and pavements scheduled to begin resurfacing during November. 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.