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Resurfacing work to take place at junction

Published on Thursday, April 13, 2017

PART of a busy road junction is due to be closed for four days to allow for resurfacing work to take place.

Gipsy Lane, in Northfields, is due to be closed in both directions at its junction with the A6030 Victoria Road East, from 5am on Tuesday, April 18, to midnight on Friday, April 21.

Potholes and other extensive damage mean the junction needs to be completely resurfaced.

Victoria Road East itself will remain open in both directions, though with some temporary lane closures.

The scheme, costing £90,000, will involve removing the existing road surface to a depth of 50mm, adjusting and fixing inspection covers, and then resurfacing the road with new road markings.

Work is being carried out during the Easter holidays, when traffic levels are lower, and diversion routes will be clearly marked.

From the west side of the junction, traffic will be diverted along Barkby Road, Thurmaston Lane and Victoria Road East, while traffic from the east side of the junction will be sent along Lower Keyham Lane, Hamilton Way and Victoria Road East.

Buses will not be affected, and pedestrian access will continue as normal. Letters have been sent out to nearby residents and businesses. 

Assistant city mayor for neighbourhood services, Cllr Kirk Master, said: “This badly-needed repair and resurfacing work will vastly improve the junction for all road users. It means the temporary closure of Gipsy Lane while it is carried out, but Victoria Road East will remain open throughout.

“We have carefully timed this work to keep disruption to a minimum, and look forward to it being completed.”

The work is part of a wider £3.7m capital maintenance programme for 2017/18 to carry out road repairs and improvements across the city.