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Resurfacing works to get underway on Green Lane Road

Published on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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A SECTION of Green Lane Road in North Evington is due to close to traffic from this weekend for major resurfacing works.

Repairs are being carried out on a section of Green Lane Road between its junctions with Thoresby Street and East Park Road, lasting nearly six weeks, beginning this weekend.

That stretch of the road will close to all traffic from 7am on Saturday, March 2, until 7pm on Friday, April 12.

A number of smaller temporary road closures will also be in place, including a short section of Green Lane Road between East Park Road and London Street, which will be closed to traffic on Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3.

A small section of East Park Road itself, 20 metres either side of its junction with Green Lane Road, will also be closed on March 2 and 3, and again on March 9 and 10.

Waiting and loading restrictions will also be in place at the junctions of both neighbouring Gough Street and Smith Dorien Road, for 10 metres in each direction at their junctions with St Barnabas Road and Kitchener Road.

Finally, loading and waiting restrictions will be in place for two weekends in Kitchener Road, between St Saviours Road and Clumber Road, throughout March 2 and 3, and again on March 9 and 10.

The restrictions will also apply on the for 15 metres either side of Kitchener Road’s junction with Bolsover Street, on the same dates.

Local diversions will be in place and will be signposted throughout the works.

The works are part of a £1.1million investment in road resurfacing and repair works in neighbourhoods across the city, where were announced earlier this month. The road surface at Green Lane Road will be completed replaced, and new LED traffic signals installed.

In total the Green Lane Road works are costing £422,000, of which £227,000 is taken from a £1.1m pot of additional Government money made available for road maintenance. The remaining £195,000 is from the city council’s 2019/20 highways capital maintenance programme.

Leicester City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “The additional Government funding we’ve received means that we can carry out some badly-needed road repairs, and in the case of Green Lane Road, it allows us to extend and improve upon the original repairs works we had been scheduled to carry out on this busy stretch of road.”

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