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Resurfacing work due on Saffron Lane

Published on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A SCHEME to resurface a section of Saffron Lane will take place during the schools’ half-term holidays.

Leicester City Council needs to carry out the repair works on a section of Saffron Lane, between Knighton Lane and Copinger Road during the half-term break next week. 

The work will take place from Sunday, October 16, to late evening on Thursday, October 20, and will mean Saffron Lane is closed to outbound traffic. Inbound traffic can continue as normal.

The first stage of resurfacing will take place on the Sunday, at the junction of Copinger Road and Grace Road. The junction will re-open to traffic from Monday, October 17.

Diversions will be put in place taking through traffic either towards Aylestone Road, Glenhills Boulevard and Saffron Lane, or alternatively along Knighton Lane East, Welford Road and the outer ring road back towards Saffron Lane.

A number of smaller diversions will also be in place taking Grace Road traffic along Percy Road and Duncan Road, while traffic using Copinger Road will instead be able to use Bloomfield Road and Heathcott Road. 

From Monday, October 17, to Thursday, October 20, there will be parking restrictions on the park side of Copinger Road and Whittier Road.

All diversions will be clearly marked. The work is being carried out during the school holidays when there is about 10-15 per cent less traffic on the roads.

The works will cost about £100,000 and will see 2,700 square metres of carriageway resurfaced. They are part of the council’s annual highway capital maintenance programme, which this year is investing £3.29million in maintaining roads and footways across the city.

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