Funding to repair potholes in Southend

SERP pothole filling

An additional £250,000 has been pledged to carry out a programme of major patch repairs on roads across Southend.

Announced by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council on 13 March, the repairs will take place on sections of roads that have a number of potholes, but don’t need complete resurfacing.

As well as repairing potholes and carriageway damage, work will involve repainting yellow and white lines on the roads – to enhance local streets and residential areas.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council says it is important to maintain the quality of its highways.

Cllr Andrew Moring, cabinet member for infrastructure, said:

“The quality of our highways is something that rightly comes under scrutiny by our residents and it is important that we do all we can to continue to bring our roads and pavements up to the standard expected.

“I am pleased this extra money is available due to the diligent budgeting of our officers and I am even more pleased that we are able to use it to further improve the highways in our borough, and on top of our planned investment programme.”

The funding is in addition to the £800,000 programme of highways capital maintenance works for 2019/20 which will see a number of roads fully resurfaced from 1 April 2019.

20 March 2019

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