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Potholes and road surfaces to be repaired

Published on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

This month the city council is carrying out a £300k programme of planned surfacing repairs focusing on filling and repairing potholes and failing road surfaces across the city’s road network affected by the harsh winter weather.


It is part of the current £3.6m financial year’s capital maintenance programme of road improvements and repairs that have been taking place across the city since last April.


This includes £316,000 from Department for Transport’s Pothole Action Fund and a further £856,000 from the National Productivity Investment Fund, which enabled major resurfacing works to take place on the Outer Ring Road, Groby Road and Melton Road last summer.


The latest planned patching works take place between March 13 and 25, and include Ullswater Street and Jarrom Street near Leicester Royal Infirmary, Knighton Drive, Orchardson Avenue and Redpath Close in St Matthews, Law Street in Belgrave, Hamelin Avenue in Braunstone, Kitchener Road in North Evington and Marwood Road in Beaumont Leys.


In addition, resurfacing works will also be taking place in Aylestone Drive, Milligan Road and Nursery Rd, whilst concrete carriageway repairs are planned for Parker Drive at the junction with Norwich Road, and at Lamborne Rd and Stonesby Avenue.


The council’s Highways Service is busy planning ahead for further works across this city to be completed from £2.1m capital funding already secured for the new financial year.  Streets are currently being assessed and prioritised by inspectors and engineers for repairs following the severe winter weather.


Leicester City Council’s director of city highways, Martin Fletcher, said: “These planned works will focus on repairing the damage done to roads by wear and tear and the harsh winter weather.


“Using a combination of Government money and council budgets we are carrying out this programme of repairs, which will benefit communities across the city.”


The works are the latest in a programme of repairs which has already seen more major reconstruction work costing £115,000 completed at Pindar Road in New Parks.


A £160,000 programme of surface dressing in 15 streets also commenced this week.