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Investment in pavement improvements across the city

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019

PAVEMENTS on streets in five city communities are being treated and sealed as part of improvement works starting this week.

Leicester City Council is carrying out the footway surface treatment, known as slurry sealing, by applying a bitumen and granite aggregate mixture to seal and protect the surface of the old asphalt pavement areas and provide better grip.

The work is costing £75,000 and is taking place in parts of Thurncourt, Knighton, Castle, Stoneygate and Evington wards, from March 11 through to April 2.

Streets included in the scheme are Stanley Road, Laureston Drive and Waldale Drive in Stoneygate; Linden Drive in Evington; Wigston Street in Castle ward; Knighton Church Road in Knighton, and Stornaway Road in Thurncourt.

Contractors will first clean the pavement surfaces before applying the slurry coating. They will also adjust any utility service chamber covers and other boxes if required.

Each site should take around two to three days to complete.

Residents in the affected areas have been advised of the works, and asked to park vehicles away from the areas where work is taking place.

The work is part of wider package of street improvements taking place across the city under the city council’s highways capital programme budget.