Resurfacing work due on New Parks Way
Published on Thursday, June 29, 2017
A SECTION of Leicester’s outer ring road is due to be closed for a week next month in order for resurfacing roadworks to be carried out.
The A563 New Parks Way will be closed between the Glenfield Road/Dominion Road roundabout and the A47 Hinckley Road for a week during the summer holiday, between July 15 and 22, while the resurfacing work takes place.
The closure is being carried out during the school break, when there is about 15-20 percent less traffic using the route.
New Parks Way will be closed southbound between the Dominion Road Roundabout and Hinckley Road, from Saturday, July 15, reopening on Friday, July 21.
The same stretch of road will be closed northbound from Tuesday, July 18, reopening on Sunday, July 23.
In addition, Dominion Road itself will be closed between Charnor Road and New Parks Way from Monday, July 24, reopening on Friday, July 28.
Glenfield Road will also be closed between Greencoat Road and New Parks Way from Monday, July 24, until Saturday, July 29.
Well-signposted diversions will be in place, along with electronic information signs warning motorists of the work and giving details of alternative routes.
Letters are also being distributed to nearby residents informing them of the work and the diversions affecting them.
Arrangements have been made with local bus companies to ensure services keep running as normal during the works.
The works are are linked to a major ongoing Leicester City Council programme to improve road links into the city from the north west of Leicestershire. The section of the A563 outer ring road at New Parks is in poor condition, but is relied upon as a key diversion route during any closures to the M1, and for linking the south of the city to the north west of the county.
Once completed, the scheme will see over 22,000m2 of carriageway surfacing replaced and upgraded.
Leicester assistant city mayor for neighbourhood services Cllr Kirk Master said: “Extensive works are being carried out to improve this route into the north west of the city, and as part of that New Parks Way needs to be resurfaced.
“It is a major job, which means closing the road for the work to be carried out safely. By doing it during the school holidays, it will lessen the impact, but we’re working hard to ensure that suitable alternative routes are in place.”
The works are costing £470,000 and are part of Leicester City Council’s highway maintenance programme, which is supported with funding from the Department for Transport’s National Productivity Investment Fund.
Contractors Aggregate Industries will be carrying out the works on behalf of Leicester City Council.
Traffic and travel information will be available from Leicester’s Area Traffic Control team on: twitter.com/ATCLeicester