Roadworks, closures and improvements
The council has plans to carry out maintenance works to over 150 roads and pavements across the city, in a programme of works lasting around 18 months. This is part of the council’s commitment, as 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.
You can find in-depth information on current roadworks and transport projects, and how they might affect your daily commute, by visiting our Connecting Southampton website.
The interactive roadworks map
To see whether there are any road improvements in your area of interest please take a look at the map below.
Please note, in order to see roadworks more than two weeks in advance you will need to create an online account with our provider one.network.
Use the key on the left of the map to switch on or off layers of information, including live traffic congestion. You may need to zoom in to the map where there are multiple works in the same location. You can do this by clicking on the plus sign in the bottom right hand corner or double clicking on the point of the map where you want to zoom in.
Advanced notices of planned works can be subject to change.
Road Renewal or Reconstruction:
Removing some or all the structural layers of a road to be replaced with new or recycled materials and a new surface.
Removal and replacement of the existing surface to restore it and improve the surface characteristics.
Cutting-out and replacing part of the surface area of the road with tarmac – anything from a localised patch where there are a cluster of repeat potholes, through to a larger area perhaps extending across the whole width of the road.
Preserving and extending the life of existing surfacing which is just starting to fail – a coating that helps waterproof the road and so reduces further deterioration. Often referred to as slurry surfacing of footways or a Gripfibre covering to carriageways.
A well-established technique used by Highway Authorities which offers an extremely cost effective alternative to full resurfacing. The finished surface of the road will not be as long lasting as a road renewal/ reconstruction and the appearance of the finish won’t be as smooth as new tarmac or asphalt. Furthermore, it can take several months of pedestrian or vehicle traffic for the material to bed-in and it won’t necessarily hide all the unevenness of the original highway construction beneath. This is one of the many options available on a case-by-case basis depending on the condition of the road, large areas of the city can be treated in any one year.
There are three dedicated (two-person) crews, each with their own truck, to attend any of the city’s roads and footways. They have a focus on potholes that have not yet reached a policy standard for repair, but are also able to respond quickly to urgent and more hazardous potholes.
The patrols will work on a planned approach, targeting particular roads on a cyclical basis and be able to react to other defect reports that get fed through to them. Mostly isolated pothole repairs will be carried out, but they have the capability to replace whole patches of tarmac or paving slabs up to several square metres if necessary.
|Lordshill Way 2||Coxford||Resurfacing||Completed|
|Firtree Way (Full Extent)||Sholing||Resurfacing||On Site|
|Forest Hills Drive||Bitterne Park||Resurfacing||Oct to Dec 21|
|Kingsclere Avenue||Woolston||Resurfacing||Oct to Dec 21|
|Millbrook Road West Service Road||Millbrook||Resurfacing||Completed|
|Montague Avenue||Bitterne||Resurfacing||Oct to Dec 21|
|Neva Road||Bitterne Park||Resurfacing||Oct to Dec 21|
|Somerset Avenue||Harefield||Resurfacing||Oct to Dec 21|
|St Aubins Avenue||Sholing||Resurfacing||Oct to Dec 21|
|Tennyson Road||Portswood||Resurfacing||Oct to Dec 21|
|Redbridge Flyover||Redbridge||Resurfacing||Oct to Dec 21|
|Burgess Road 1 (Lilac Road)||Bassett||Patching||Oct to Dec 21|
|Burgess Road 2 (University Road)||Bassett||Patching||Oct to Dec 21|
|Portland Terrace||Bargate||Patching||Oct to Dec 21|
|Cornwall Crescent||Bitterne Park||Resurfacing||Oct to Dec 21|
|West Quay Road||Bargate||Patching||Oct to Dec 21|
|Redbridge Road of Slip (Macdonalds)||Redbridge||Patching||Oct to Dec 21|
|Kingsley Road||Millbrook||Resurfacing||Oct 21|
|Merridale Road||Peartree||Resurfacing||Oct 21|
|Maldon Road||Peartree||Resurfacing||Oct 21|
|Elstree Road||Peartree||Resurfacing||Oct 21|
|Howard Road||Freemantle||Resurfacing||Oct 21|
|Elmes Drive||Millbrook||Resurfacing||Oct 21|
|Sea Road incl. Fwy||Peartree||Resurfacing||2022|
|Old Farm/Kinsfold||Bitterne Park||Resurfacing||TBA|
|Hillside Avenue||Bitterne Park||Resurfacing||TBA|
|The Parkway Drainage||Bassett||Resurfacing||2022|
|Vincents Walk (Joints)||Bargate||Resurfacing||2022|
|Ampthill Road||Millbrook||Resurfacing||Oct 21|
|Sandringham Road||Bitterne Park||Resurfacing||Nov/Dec 21|
|Spear Road||Bevois||Resurfacing||Nov/Dec 21|
|St Elizabeths 3||Harefield||Resurfacing||2022|
|Millbrook Road West Outbound||Millbrook||Resurfacing||Nov/Dec 2021|
|Vincent Avenue||Bassett||Resurfacing||Nov/Dec 2021|
|Vincents Walk (RS)||Bargate||Resurfacing||2022|
|Copsewood Road||Bitterne Park||Resurfacing||2022|
|Foundry Lane||Freemantle||Resurfacing||Oct 21|
|Green Park Road||Redbridge||Resurfacing||Nov/Dec 21|
|Marne Road||Harefield||Resurfacing||Nov/Dec 21|
|North Front||Bargate||Resurfacing||Nov/Dec 21|
|Quayside Road||Bitterne Park||Resurfacing||Nov/Dec 21|
|Wallace Road||Woolston||Resurfacing||Nov/Dec 21|
|Sandown Road 2||Shirley||Resurfacing||2022|
|South East Road||Sholing||Resurfacing||2022|
|Bitterne Road West||Peartree||Resurfacing||2022|
|Evans St / Marsh Lane||Bargate||Resurfacing||2022|
|Albert Road South||Bargate||Resurfacing||2022|
Carriageway overlay surfacing/Gripfibre SHOW
|Lacon Close||Bitterne Park||Gripfibre|
|North East Close||Sholing||Gripfibre|
Localised carriageway patching works SHOW
|St James/Howard's Grove||Shirley||Patching||2022|
|Bitterne Road East (Service Road)||Harefield||Patching||2022|
|Dale Valley 2 patch||Bassett||Patching||2022|
|Gladstone Road 1||Sholing||Patching||2022|
|Gladstone Road 2||Sholing||Patching||2022|
|Manor Farm Road||Bitterne Park||Patching||2022|
|St Monica/Bay Road||Sholing||Patching||2022|
|Bay Road and St Monica||Sholing||Patching||2022|
|Bevois Valley Road (Cranbury)||Bevois||Patching||2022|
|Burnett Close||Bitterne Park||Patching||2022|
|Kennedy Road (both sides)||Redbridge|
|Windermere Ave (between SureStart & Borrowdale)||Redbridge||Slurry|
|Lebanon Road (both sides)||Redbridge|
|Atherfield Road (one side/even nos. 24-46)||Redbridge|
|Borrowdale Road (Area on one side between 71-77||Redbridge|
|Kendal Avenue (Serving houses 50-64 only)||Redbridge|
|Thirlmere Road (Only footway serving nos. 87-93)||Redbridge|
|Studland Road (Opp. Rosebank block of flats)||Redbridge|
|Bassett Wood Drive||Bassett||Nov-21|
|Rear of Dunster Close||Lordswood|
|Sea Road (construct missing footway)||Peartree|
|The Grove/Grove Place||Sholing|
|Willis Road (new footways required)||Swaythling|
|Stoneham Lane (either side of Stoneham Close)||Swaythling|
|Marne Road (Junction with Shales)||Harefield|
For more information
You can report street problems to us. We will notify local residents before works start and ensure that diversions are set up to minimise disruption. For more information regarding prioritisation of future road schemes, please see the Transport Policy page.