More than 150 Southampton roads to undergo maintenance in multi-million-pound highways programme

Southampton City Council has revealed plans to carry out maintenance works to over 150 roads and pavements across the city, in a programme of works lasting around 18 months

Balfour Beatty road resurfacing

The news follows the council’s commitment, outlined in its July budget, to an additional £10m investment in resurfacing roads and pavements across the city, contributing to an intended record £22m spend before April 2023. The list of roads and pavements (some of which are already under way) set to benefit from resurfacing and/or patching works by January 2022 includes:

  • Forest Hills Drive, Bitterne Park
  • Kingsclere Avenue, Woolston
  • Montague Avenue, Bitterne
  • Neva Road, Bitterne Park
  • Somerset Avenue, Harefield
  • St Aubin’s Avenue, Sholing
  • Tennyson Road, Portswood
  • Redbridge Flyover, Redbridge
  • Burgess Road 1 (Lilac Road), Bassett
  • Burgess Road 2 (University Road), Bassett
  • Portland Terrace, Bargate
  • Cornwall Crescent, Bitterne Park
  • West Quay Road, Bargate
  • Redbridge Road Off Slip (McDonalds), Redbridge
  • Kingsley Road, Millbrook
  • Maldon Road, Peartree
  • Elstree Road, Peartree
  • Howard Road, Freemantle
  • Elmes Drive, Millbrook
  • Ampthill Road, Millbrook
  • Sandringham Road, Bitterne Park
  • Spear Road, Bevois
  • Millbrook Road West Outbound, Millbrook
  • Vincent Avenue, Bassett
  • Foundry Lane, Freemantle
  • Green Park Road, Redbridge
  • Marne Road, Harefield
  • North Front, Bargate
  • Quayside Road, Bitterne Park
  • Wallace Road, Woolston

Maintenance on roads and pavements that are still to be scheduled up to April 2023 can be viewed in the following document: Roads resurfacing 2022-April 2023.

As part of a separate initiative, residents may have already seen the council’s new Pothole Patrol teams out and about in the city completing works. These teams are being funded through an additional £830k, which was allocated to establish a network of dedicated pothole repair crews across the city.

Councillor Jeremy Moulton, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Growth, commented:

“This list of roads is just the very start of a wider multi-million-pound programme which will deliver repairs to over 150 roads and pavements across the city by April 2023.

I hope that this announcement will encourage residents and send a resounding message that we are delivering on our promise to Get Southampton Moving.”

Find out further details of the roadworks programme.