The city's roads and footways need regular maintenance to keep them safe and useable. Southampton City Council is responsible for maintaining the roads and pavements and we carry out planned roadworks at various locations across the city each year. The links on these pages give you the most up-to-date information about road and pavement works going on in the city.
All of the current and scheduled roadworks in the city can be found here. Our live road works page updates every hour.
These pages also contain links to the ROMANSE sites, which contain traffic and travel information for Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton and instructions on how to report a road or pavement fault online.
This service is responsible for the repairs to road and pavement in Southampton. If you would like to report a fault you can complete the online form by clicking the button to the left of the page, or by calling Actionline on 0800 5 19 19 19.
Department for Transport
Additional investment in road maintenance – March 2011
In the March 2011 Budget the Government announced extra funding of £200m for local highway authorities in England to help repair potholes and other road damage caused by the severe weather experienced during the winter. The Department for Transport provided Southampton City Council with £415,563 for additional road maintenance. This represented an additional 5.8% of funds on top of Southampton’s overall approved highway budget for 2011/12 of £7.2m, equating to an additional 20% on the specific treatment areas selected. The City Council gratefully acknowledge this assistance from the Department for Transport.
The Council and our Highway Service Partner, Balfour Beatty, worked together to identify specific road and footway repairs and maintenance schemes. These included a range of issues that had developed as a result of the previous winter and areas where the overall resilience of the highway network had been compromised. Sites where repairs have been regularly required in the past have also been included in the works, reducing the need for wasteful return visits.
Treatment options have been carefully selected to offer durable and cost effective repairs in areas previously vulnerable to winter damage. Where appropriate, we have combined patching repairs with surface treatment at some locations to further enhance the resilience of the road surface.
By prioritising additional repairs in combination with existing works programmes we have been able to reduce delivery costs and ensure maximum value for money from the additional funding.
Considerate Constructors Scheme
The Highways Service Partnership (HSP) is part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). The CCS is a national initiative that has been set up by the UK construction industry to encourage the use of best practice and to improve the image of the sector as a whole. The scheme is designed to encourage performance beyond statutory requirements.