Council reveals road resurfacing programme
The council is pressing ahead with road improvement works in Southend with its highways contractor Marlborough.
In total, 13 roads will be resurfaced over a five week period as part of ongoing improvement works to the borough’s roads. This work will be done through a mix of night and day work.
Roads that have been included on the planned programme are:
· A127 between Progress Road junction and Belfairs Court
· Eastwoodbury Crescent between Eastwoodbury Lane and 54 Eastwoodbury Crescent
· Chandlers Way between Chandlers Way roundabout up to Journeymans Way
· Elmsleigh Drive between 65 Cranleigh Drive and 14 Elmsleigh Drive
· Fairfax Drive between Victoria Avenue and Prittlewell Chase
· London Road between Leigh Gardens and Hadleigh Road
· Harcourt Avenue - full road
· Chelsea Avenue – full road
· Orchard Grove between 67 Orchard Grove and end of road
· Belfairs Close – full road
· Brampton Close – full road
· St Luke’s Road between 40 St Luke’s Road and Bournemouth Park Road
· Kings Road between Crowstone Road and Chalkwell Avenue
All road closures will be clearly signed prior to the works beginning and reminders will be sent out to local press and via social media channels. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause.
The road resurfacing programme is developed through a prioritisation process, considering a range of factors including current condition, visual appearance, customer reports and maintenance history.
The council also undertakes a condition survey through DFT-approved contractor, Gaist, in which a vehicle with cameras attached drives around towns and cities measuring the condition of the roads.
Cllr Andrew Moring, cabinet member for infrastructure, said: “Road defects and potholes are a perennial problem for motorists and this latest resurfacing programme demonstrates our commitment to tackling the problem.
“Our ongoing road resurfacing programme allows us to continuously monitor which roads are hit the hardest, particularly in the colder months, and this in turn allows us to take the appropriate action.
“We value residents taking the time report road defects in the borough. If we are made aware, we can assess its priority and take appropriate action.