Planned winter highways works

August 20, 2019 by

Up to 22 roads across the borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout a three month winter period as the council continues with its planned highways works programme.

A full list of roads set for repairs throughout October, November and December 2019 has been released as the council’s highways contractor, Marlborough, will be repairing and relaying full roads and stretches of roads that require immediate attention. 

Works for the following roads are planned throughout October, November and December: 

Road name

Planned duration of works – days/nights

Length of road i.e full road/part road

Aviation Way

1 night

100m from roundabout/junction with Eastwoodbury Lane

Runwell Terrace

1 night

Alexandra Road to Cambridge Road

Elm Road

2 nights

Hermes Way roundabout on Elm Road, Shoeburyness

Audleys Close

2 days

Full road and parking areas

Royston Avenue

2 days

From Eastern Avenue to Lyndale Avenue

Bowman Avenue

1 day

Cornec Chase to entrance of garage block

Lawn Avenue

1 day

Bournemouth Park Road to The Grove

Eastern Avenue

1 night

Sutton Road roundabout to Opp no.33

The Grove

6 days

Full road

Elm Road – London Road

1 night

Approximately 50m of Elm Road from junction with London Road

Eastern Esplanade

1 night

Plas Newydd to no.188 Eastern Esplanade

Thorpe Esplanade

2 nights

The Broadway to St Augustine’s

Braemer Crescent

3 days

Olive Avenue to Highlands Boulevard

St Ann’s Road

3 days

Full road

Alexandra Road

4 days

From Wilson Road to Prittlewell Square

Princes Street

2 days

Queens Road to London Road

Daines Way

2 days

Barnstaple Road to Burlescoombe Road

Hartington Road

3 days

From Lucy Road to the end

St James Close

2 days

Full road

Westminster Drive

5 days

From 88a to Westborough Rd and Westborough Rd to London Rd

St Lukes Road

4 days

From The Grove to Royston Ave


Cllr Ron Woodley, cabinet member for transport, capital and inward investment, said: “Improving our highways is a real focus for the administration and something that I am very passionate about improving across the borough.

“Whilst major junction improvements are vital to improving access into the town, resurfacing and patching works are equally important to residents who are using these roads each and every day.

“We will attempt to minimise disruption when the works take place, but I’m sure local residents and drivers will welcome this investment into local roads.”

All road closures will be clearly signposted two weeks prior to the works taking place and all works are dependent on the weather, as crews are not able to lay roads in inclement 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

Using a technical approach, we use various internal digital surveys to analyse our data on the present condition of the road and also investigate each site visually. From this information we are able to prioritise which roads need to be repaired first.

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