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Neighbourhood resurfacing works to take place

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A PROGRAMME of repairing and resurfacing streets in neighbourhoods across Leicester is due to continue next month.

Leicester City Council will be carrying out a package of work totalling £380,000 in four areas of the city, with the first scheme starting next Monday (1 Jul) and all due to be complete within about three weeks.

The work is being carried out in streets where road surfaces have become pitted, cracked or broken over time, due to wear and tear caused by traffic and the effects of winter weather.

Road resurfacing works costing £97,000 will take place on the full length of Elizabeth Street, in North Evington, from Monday 1 July June for up to five days.

Kent Street, between Humberstone Road and Upper Charnwood Street, will have £110,000 of works carried out from Monday 8 July, with work scheduled for six nights.

Works on Saffron Lane, between The Fairway and Fayrhurst Road, will begin on Sunday 14 July, and will take five days with an investment of £127,000.

Gleneagles Avenue, in Rushey Mead, will be next, with works starting on Friday 19 July. Resurfacing works will be carried out between Kincraig Road and Braemer Drive. These will last for three days at a cost of £46,000.

All four schemes will require road closures in both directions, with parking restrictions and localised diversions in place. In total, they will represent repairs to almost 10,000 square metres (9,955 sq m) of the city’s road network.

The planned work follows completion of a £320,000 package of resurfacing work carried out in local neighbourhoods last month. The rolling programme is being funded from the council’s annual highways maintenance budget, which will see at least £3.26m invested in the highway network and maintenance activities this year.

Leicester City Council’s director of highways, Martin Fletcher, said: “Traffic and weather have a huge impact on the city’s road surfaces. Our ongoing programme of maintenance and repairs will help to ensure that our roads remain able to handle the demands that are placed on them for years to come.

“We always aim to keep disruption to a minimum while works are carried out, and thank people for their patience and understanding while we do so.”

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