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Investment in repairing residential streets

Published on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Road repairs being carried out

RESIDENTIAL streets in communities across Leicester are due to be repaired as part of a £168,000 investment by Leicester City Council.

Surface patching works will be carried out on more than 6,700 square metres of roads in communities across the city over eight days this month.

A series of short road closures will take place at the five streets between Sunday, July 14 to Monday, July 22.

Work will take place as follows:

  • Gooding Avenue ( Fullhurst Avenue to Braunstone Avenue Roundabout ), Braunstone Park and Rowley Fields ward, on Sunday, July 14
  • Gooding Avenue ( Braunstone Avenue Roundabout to Thurlington Road ), Braunstone Park and Rowley Fields ward, on Monday and Tuesday, July 15 and 16
  • Matlock Street, Wycliffe ward, on Wednesday, July 17
  • Edgehill Road, Troon ward, on Thursday and Friday, July 18 and 19
  • Clyde Street, Castle ward, on Sunday, July 21
  • Cork Street, Spinney Hills ward, on Monday, July 22

In each case the road will be closed and on-street parking suspended during this period, with local diversions signposted. Residents will receive letters ahead of the works providing further details.

Leicester assistant city mayor for neighbourhood service, Cllr Kirk Master, said: “This programme of surfacing work will address issues that have been raised with us locally, such as problems with damaged or pitted road surfaces.

“These patch repairs involve repairing potholes, cracks and other surface damage to ensure roads remain in good condition.”

The summer road repair works are being carried out under Leicester City Council’s annual £2.5 million highways capital maintenance programme.

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