DOZENS of roads across Southampton are set to be resurfaced as part of an £8m investment into the city.

The Daily Echo can reveal that Southampton City Council has today announced an additional 45 roads that will benefit from road resurfacing and improvements.

The locations chosen were found to have the highest maintenance need for the 2023/24 programme year.

Some of the roads listed include Mill Road, Alder Road, Midanbury Crescent, Richmond Street, Chichester Road, Poole Road and Deeping Close.

This work is in addition to the current council plans in place to deliver carriageway and footway repairs and resurfacing across the city up until the end of March 2023.

It was agreed in last month's budget that a further £5million will be invested into Southampton's highway infrastructure.

A proportion of this will be added to existing planned funding for 2023/24 which will see nearly £8m of potential highway works to be delivered.

Councillor Jeremy Moulton, deputy leader of Southampton City Council said: “The extra investment is excellent news for all road users in Southampton.

"This level of commitment to improve our highway network shows how seriously we take the issue of potholes and the overall quality of our roads and pavements.

"Having good roads for communities and businesses is essential for residents and businesses – and this extra investment in our roads will really help to deliver our promise to Get Southampton Moving.”

The 2023 footways programme is being worked up currently and an announcement is set to be made later this year.

This comes following a separate scheme across the city as pothole patrol teams venture out and about and complete works.

These teams are being funded through an additional £830,000 which was allocated to establish a network of dedicated pothole repair crews across the city.

It comes after data from revealed that Southampton has the fourth-highest amount of online pothole complaints in the country.

The cost to councils of repairing potholes went up 23 per cent last year, says a new survey, with a lack of long-term investment being blamed. 

A survey of councils by the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) suggested it would cost £12.64 billion to return local roads to a condition from which cost-effective maintenance would be possible.

The full list of Southampton roads to be resurfaced: 

  • Tindale Road, Redbridge
  • Midanbury Crescent, Bitterne Park
  • Ross Gardens, Shirley
  • Meon Court, Harefield
  • Epping Close, Harefield
  • Deeping Close, Woolston
  • Arden Close, Harefield
  • Nomad Close, Harefield
  • Jubilee Gardens, Harefield
  • Crabwood Close, Redbridge
  • North East Close, Sholing
  • Cypress Avenue, Peartree
  • Compton Walk, Bevois
  • Gerard Crescent, Coxford
  • Abingdon Gardens, Bassett
  • Riversdale Close, Woolston
  • Richmond Street, Bargate
  • Crigdon Close, Millbrook
  • Willow Court, Coxford
  • Brindle Close, Bassett
  • Underwood Close, Bassett
  • Teme Crescent, Redbridge
  • Ash Close, Bitterne
  • Doyle Court, Woolston
  • Brecon Road, Bitterne
  • Chichester Road, Harefield
  • Alder Road, Coxford
  • South Mill Road, Millbrook
  • Standford Street, Bargate
  • Southern Road, Bargate
  • Merryoak Green, Peartree
  • Burke Drive, Bitterne
  • Solent Avenue, Bitterne
  • Charlotte Place, BevoisPoole Road, Peartree
  • Barry Road, Bitterne
  • Liverpool Street, Bevois
  • Upper Weston Lane, Sholing
  • Bassett Green, Bassett
  • Blackthorn Road, Peartree
  • Paynes Road Service Road, Freemantle
  • Mill Road, Milbrook
  • Forest Hills Drive (remainder), Bitterne Park
  • Dimond Road, Bitterne Park,
  • Albert Road North, Bargate