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£26 million to upgrade the roads in Southend

Southend Council has announced in its draft budget that £26 million will be spent over the next three years on resurfacing roads and filling potholes. An estimated £3 million will be spent during 2019 alone.


The money will be in addition to the £617,000 of Government funding that was awarded to the council in December.


Some of the schemes in the budget include the improvement of car parks and upgrading traffic signs.


A council spokesman has stated: “The £26 million figure covers a wide variety of highway projects.”


“The council will be spending £12 million on the A127 junction improvements and improvements to the A123 growth corridor. “  


The investments by the council will also include spending £5 million on the council’s Southend Central Area Transport scheme which has in fact seen a section of London Road completed.


For us here at the Airport Business Park, we are excited by the promising future of this area. All this regeneration and investment bythe local council highlights the potential for opportunity that Southend has to offer.


Our Business Park here in Southend is located right by the airport, and as the most significant development of it’s kind in Southend in modern times, we are proud to say we are part of that same growth.