Planned Pavement Improvements in October

October 10, 2022

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

Works for the following roads are planned throughout October:

Cliff Gardens - Starting on 3/10/22 for 3 days - Entire stretch of road

The Ridgeway - Starting on 6/10/22 for 7 days - Chalkwell Avenue to Cliff Gardens

Leigh Hill - Starting on 17/10/22 for 5 days - Entire stretch of road

Grand Drive - Starting on 24/10/22 for 2 days - Entire stretch of road

Redcliff Drive - Starting on 25/10/22 for 1 day - Entire stretch of road

Esplanade Gardens & Leas Gardens - Starting first week of the month for 41 days - Entire stretch of pavement

Pall Mall - Starting third week of the month for 65 days - Entire stretch of pavement

Pantile Avenue - Starting second week of the month for 20 Days - Norwich Avenue to Lewes Road

Lifstans Way - Starting second week of the month for 35 Days - 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 five roads and pavements scheduled to begin resurfacing during October. 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.


Note: If comment section is not showing please log in to Facebook in another browser tab and refresh.