Planned highways improvement works announced for November

November 9, 2021

Two roads and four pavements across the Borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout November as the council continues its £10m highways investment programme for 2021/22.

A full list of roads set for repairs between April 2021 and March 2022 was released in March 2021 as part of a £5m phase 1, as the council’s highways contractor, Marlborough, will be repairing and re-laying full roads and stretches of roads that require immediate attention. The £5m phase 2 programme was announced in July 2021.

Works for the following roads and pavements are planned throughout November:

Road name Planned duration of works – days/nights Stretch of road being resurfaced
Priory Crescent 8/11/2021 – 9/11/2021 (Nightwork)) No. 236 to Cuckoo corner roundabout
Eagle Way 15/11/2021 – 18/11/2021 Watkins Way to Kingfisher Close
Pavement location Planned start date and duration Stretch of pavement being resurfaced
Hildaville Drive 08/11/2021 (45 days) Fairfax Drive to A13
Cliffsea Grove 01/11/2021 (40 days) Full Road
Brighton Avenue 01/11/2021 (10 days) Full Road
Fillebrook Avenue 15/11/2021 (24 days) Full Road

A full list of the roads and pavements set to be resurfaced in 2021/22 can be found on the council’s website:

Cllr Ron Woodley, cabinet member for transport, asset management and inward investment, said: “I am pleased to see the significant investment this administration has made into our roads and pavements taking shape, with the £10m investment leading to over 100 roads and pavements being resurfaced in this financial year alone.

“We have two roads being resurfaced this month, and four new pavement resurfacing schemes scheduled to start during November. This is in addition to those that have already started in October.

“We are absolutely committed to improving our roads and pavements to ensure residents and visitors can travel in and around Southend-on-Sea safely, and we will continue to invest in our roads so that they reach the standards this town and future city deserves.”

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.

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.


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