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Summer programme of roadworks planned for city

Stack of roadwork signs

A SERIES of repairs is due to take place on roads across Leicester during the school summer holidays.

The city council is carrying out the programme of resurfacing work during the school break when there is less traffic on the city’s roads.

It will involve some temporary road closures and local diversions while the repairs are carried out.

Work takes place on Saffron Lane, between Pork Pie Island and Burnaston Road, from Saturday, July 15, for six days. The route will be closed in both directions during the work, which is costing around £130k and will see 4,400 square metres of road resurfaced.

Signs will be in place directing traffic to parking for the Tom Jones concert which is also taking place at Leicestershire County Cricket Club at Grace Road on July 15.

At University Road, there will be work between its junctions with London Road and Lancaster Road, which will be carried out in two phases starting on Saturday, July 22, for seven days.

The first phase, focusing on the Regent Road junction to Lancaster Road, will last for four days in total, with the Regent Road junction itself completed and reopened on Monday, July 24. The second phase, from Regent Road to London Road, will take three days in total. Again, the route will be closed to all traffic and the work will cost £130, involving almost 4,000 square metres of resurfacing. 

Regent Road, from Welford Road to Tigers Way, will be resurfaced in two phases starting on Monday, July 24, taking place over eight days.

The section from Duke Street to Crescent Street will be worked upon for four days, followed by the second phase from Crescent Street to Tigers Way, which last a further four days. The route will be closed in both directions during the work, which costs 110k and will replace over 3,000 square metres of road surface.

On the outer ring road, work will focus on Hungarton Boulevard, from Lower Keyham Lane to Scraptoft Lane. The work ties in with local road safety works in the area, and begins on Saturday, August 19 for six days, with the route fully closed in both directions.

The resurfacing will cost 105k and will replace over 3,000 square metres of road surface.

Work is also planned along the length of Marwood Road, Beaumont Leys. No exact start date has been set yet but it is expected to take place in two phases lasting a total of two weeks and will cost 215k.

Leicester city council’s director of city highways, Martin Fletcher, said: “With the volume of traffic using the city’s roads, repairs and resurfacing work are a necessity to keep the road network in good condition.

“Unfortunately, these works mean temporary road closures and disruption to some drivers, but that is unavoidable, and we do everything we can to get works completed and roads reopened on time.”

Full details of all traffic and travel are available from the city council’s Area Traffic Control on @ATCLeicester