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Resurfacing work to take place on Aylestone Road

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2019

traffic cones and traffic management sign

A SECTION of Aylestone Road is due to be resurfaced this weekend as part of a programme of repairs by Leicester City Council.

The work will take place on Sunday, February 10, at the junction of Aylestone Road and Freemen’s Common Road.

It means there will be a road closure in place along Freemen’s Common Road between Counting House Road and Aylestone Road while the work is underway.

Access to Morrisons supermarket and the nearby Vauxhall car show room will be maintained. Outbound traffic will be diverted via Welford Road, Knighton Lane East and Saffron Lane.

The road is due to reopen as normal in time for the morning rush hour on Monday, February 11.

Director of City Highways at Leicester City Council, Martin Fletcher, said: “This is a very busy part of the city’s road network, and the road surface is showing the wear and tear caused by tens of thousands of vehicles using it every day.

“There is less traffic on a Sunday, which why the work is being carried out then.

“It will inevitably lead to some traffic disruption, so I’d advise people to use an alternative route if possible on that day to avoid the roadworks.”

The work will cost about £70,000, funded by the city council’s highways capital programme.