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Major roadworks due on East Park Road

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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EXTENSIVE resurfacing work will be taking place on a section of a busy Leicester road from this weekend.

A stretch of East Park Road, between St Saviours Road and Park Vale Road, will be closed to traffic in order for the work to be carried out.

It will be fully closed to traffic on Saturday, November 20, and Sunday, November 21, although the St Saviours Road junction will remain open on the Saturday.

The route will be closed to all traffic overnight on Monday from 6pm until early on Tuesday morning.

Works during the week will continue on Monday to Thursday between 9.30am and 4pm, with lane closures and restriction on waiting and loading. The off-peak working is planned to minimise the impact on traffic at peak periods in the morning and early evening.

Diversions will be clearly signposted. Several one-way streets in the area will temporarily be made two-way to allow for diverted traffic, and traffic marshals will be on hand.

Leicester City Council has written to residents in the area informing them of the extent of the works taking place, which involves removing damaged areas of the carriageway, adjusting or replacing ironworks and then laying a new road surface.

It is being carried out by contractor Aggregate Industries and sub-contractor Premier Surfacing.

Director of City Highways at Leicester City Council, Martin Fletcher, said: “East Park Road is a very busy arterial route in and out of the city, and in the heart of a residential area, meaning the road surface does suffer a lot of wear and tear.

“With winter approaching, the impact of ice, rain and freezing temperatures will damage the surface further, so we need to carry out these repairs now to ensure it remains safe to use.

“Given the nature of the work, we have to close the road fully at time for it to be done safely, and have clearly signposted diversions in place, along with traffic marshals, to ensure it goes smoothly with as little disruption as possible.”

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