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Repair scheme will improve neighbourhood road

Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2021

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RESIDENTS in Leicester’s Abbey ward are set to benefit from a road repair scheme taking place over the coming weeks.

Around £40,000 is being invested repairing and replacing cracked and damaged sections of the concrete road surface at Hipwell Crescent.

Work starts on Monday, August 16, and is expected to take three weeks, involving removing several of the concrete sections, levelling and infilling the road, before laying a new road surface.

Letters have gone out to local residents informing them of the work, and the need for a road closure and parking restrictions during the work, which is part of Leicester City Council’s ongoing work to improve the city’s roads, funded by its highway maintenance capital budget.

Leicester assistant city mayor for neighbourhoods, Cllr Kirk Master, said: “This work will benefit people living in the local area.

“The concrete road surface in Hipwell Crescent has been in place for many years, and in places it’s looking its age, with some significant cracks and potholes.

“The repairs will bring these damaged parts of the surface back up to a decent standard and improve the appearance of the street for all its residents.”