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Resurfacing works to take place in Leicester neighbourhoods this month

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A PROGRAMME of repairing and resurfacing streets in neighbourhoods across Leicester is due to take place over the coming weeks.

Leicester City Council will be carrying out a package of work totalling more than £346,000 in residential areas across the city, with the first scheme starting next weekend and all complete by early April.

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 and is being funded from the council’s annual highways maintenance budget.

Road resurfacing works costing £30,000 will take place on Evington Lane (between Highway Road & Coplow Avenue) starting on Saturday 16 March for two days.

Cardinals Walk (between Lymington Road & Hartfield Road) will have £59,000 of works carried out from Monday 18 March, with work scheduled for three days.

Works on Melton Road (Checketts Road junction including part of Checketts Road up to St Bernards Avenue) will begin on Saturday 23 March, and will take four days with an investment of £106,000.

The entire length of Eastern Boulevard will be next, with works starting on Thursday 28 March. These will last for eight days at a cost of £106,000.

All of the schemes will require road closures in both directions, with parking restrictions and localised diversions in place. 

Footway repairs costing £45,000 will be carried out on Freemens Common Road - (between Counting House Road & Commercial Square), running from Thursday 21 March for eight days. There will be a one-way closure with access only available from Counting House Road for the duration of the works.

Leicester deputy city mayor for transport, Cllr Adam Clarke said: “All of these schemes will repair the huge amount of wear and tear on the city’s road surfaces caused by traffic and the damaging effects of winter weather.

“We aim to keep disruption to a minimum, but these works are vital to ensure that our roads remain able to handle modern traffic demands for many years to come.”

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