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Road work programme will improve five city residential streets

Published on Friday, September 23, 2016

A TWO-week programme of improvement works on five residential streets will begin next week.

The maintenance programme will involve major resurfacing and repair works on five streets in New Parks, costing about £114,000 in total.

The repairs will all take place in streets where the city council has had long-standing maintenance issues, and is part of a commitment to invest in communities across the city's outer estates.

The first phase of work beginning on Monday, September 26, will see a concrete bay reconstructed outside 155 New Parks Boulevard, requiring a two-day road closure, and costing about £14,000.

Also on Monday, a section of Bonney Road, from number 43 to its junction with New Parks Crescent, will also be closed for two days for road planing and surfacing work, costing about £20,000.

Work will move to Stenson Road on Thursday, September 29, for three days of patch repairs and resurfacing, costing about £30,000. Again the road will need to be closed, with work done in sections to allow residents access.

On September 30, Park Rise will be closed for one day between the New Parks Way roundabout and just past Shire Close, to allow for resurfacing and planing work, in a scheme costing £15,000.

The junction of Scudamore Road and Wembley Road will be closed for carriageway resurfacing on October 1 and 2, with a full closure of Wembley Road and two-way lights on Scudamore Road itself. That scheme will cost about £25,000.

Further resurfacing work costing £10,000 is also due to take place at Sharmon Crescent, from its junction with Whitman Road to Piccaver Rise, but a date has not yet been set for it. 

The road repairs are all being funded as part of Leicester City Council’s Highway Capital Maintenance Programme.

Leicester assistant city mayor for neighbourhood services, Cllr Kirk Master, said: “We’ve had a lot of maintenance issues in all these streets in recent years, where we’ve been called out to make repairs to persistent problems.

“So it makes sense to group them together and make more extensive repairs now, before the winter weather arrives.

“It also ensures that communities in the city’s outer estates benefit from this comprehensive programme of road repairs and improvements.”