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City road improvement programme starts next week

Published on Friday, June 21, 2019

Image: Traffic cones on a traffic management van

A £250,000 programme of surface dressing works on roads across the city is due to begin next week.

Leicester City Council is carrying out the maintenance programme which will cover 10 roads, including residential streets and major routes through the city. Each road will be completed in one day.

Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said: “This summer maintenance programme is part of our ongoing investment in the city’s road network, and will ensure these roads are in as good a position as possible before we head towards autumn and winter.”

Work will begin on Sunday, June 23 in partnership with Leicestershire County Council, when Soar Valley Way will be resurfaced in both directions between Lutterworth Road & Grove Way.

Covering a total area of 25,000 square metres - half in the city and half in the county - the work will begin at 6am using a rolling lane closures throughout the day.

The remaining sites will start on Tuesday, June 25 and will run for one week in total, covering parts of Abbey, Beaumont Leys, Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields and Knighton .

Red Hill Way between Halifax Drive and Beaumont Leys Lane will be fully closed at 7am on Sunday, June 30 to enable work to be carried out.  The section from Halifax Drive to Border Drive will be completed by 9.20am to enable buses to use it.

The council has written to residents of the roads concerned to advise that on-road parking will not be possible while work is underway.

The surface dressing work is part of the city council’s £2.4m highways maintenance programme. In total it will cover almost 44,000 square metres of road.

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