Transport for London has announced that Borough High Street will be closed to southbound traffic between Southwark Street and Marshalsea Road for nine months from 11 April.
Ringway Jacobs will resurface the carriageway and pavements on Borough High Street, with work due for completion in January 2012.
TfL says that "the carriageway will be re-profiled to remove dips in the road" and bus stop accessibility will be improved by increasing kerb heights at bus stops. It is also claimed that the new road surface will provide a high skid-resistance and reduce noise from passing traffic.
A new drainage system will be installed along the road in order to disperse rainwater more quickly and efficiently.
It is less than a year since the same section of road reopened to all traffic after Thames Water and Southern Gas Networks shut the street to southbound traffic starting from December 2009.