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Latest phase of road resurfacing works to get underway

Published on Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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A £380,000 programme of road repairs and resurfacing work on streets across Leicester is beginning this week.

Leicester City Council is carrying out works that will see nearly 13,500 square metres of the city’s carriageways resurfaced during October and November, under its highways maintenance programme.

Work gets underway this week in Aylestone Road, on a 3,000 square metre section stretching from an area between Lansdowne Road and Hall Lane, including the existing wanded cycleway area.

The resurfacing itself will continue until Monday, November 9, with the wands which mark out the cycle lane being replaced a week later once the new surface has fully set.

Works will be carried out between 9am and 4pm, with two-way traffic continuing throughout. Resurfacing at the junctions will be done at weekends, with marshals helping control the traffic flow. Local parking restrictions will be in place while the work is taking place.

Other resurfacing schemes are due to be carried out in November, including resurfacing a section of Netherhall Road between Ivychurch Crescent and New Romney Crescent from November 14 to 26, the full length of Tennis Court Drive, in the Humberstone and Hamilton Ward, from November 17 to 23, and a full resurfacing of Bradgate Street, in Fosse Ward, from November 18 to December 1.

Leicester City Council’s director of City Highways, Martin Fletcher, said: “These works are part of our annual programme to ensure the city’s roads remain in good condition and free from defects.

“At each location, we’ll be fully resurfacing the section of road involved, which means planing the existing surface to remove it, applying the new surface, and then reapplying the road markings, and in the case of Aylestone Road, also installing the wand markers along the new cycle route.”

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