SEVERAL roads and pavements in Southend will be closed this month as part of the ongoing resurfacing work taking place across the borough.

Southend Council is forking out £10m on improving surfaces as part of an investment programme.

Dozens of roads have already been resurfaced and improved this year and bosses have announced two more will be upgraded in November.

This will mean the roads will be closed while work is taking place.

Priory Crescent was closed and resurfaced overnight on Monday between No 236 and Cuckoo Corner.

Eagle Way will also be resurfaced this month, with contractors working between Watkins Way and Kingfisher Close between November 15 and 18.

Four pavements will also be repaired and resurfaced this month.

They are:

  • Hildaville Drive (between Fairfax Drive and the A13)
  • Cliffsea Grove (full road)
  • Brighton Avenue (full road)
  • Filebrook Avenue (full road)

Resurfacing works will continue across the borough until March 2022.

Ron Woodley, Southend Council’s transport boss, 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.

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"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 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.