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Resurfacing works to take place in neighbourhoods

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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 £317,500 in residential areas across the city, with the first scheme starting next Monday and all complete by the end of June.

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

Road resurfacing works costing £17,500 will take place on Cotton Close, Rushey Mead, on Monday 3 June for one day.

Duncombe Road in Beaumont Leys will have £75,000 of works carried out from Tuesday 4 June, with work scheduled for four days.

Works on Frederick Road, in Spinney Hills, will begin on Sunday 9 June, and will take four days with an investment of £60,000.

Samson Road, in Newfoundpool, will be next, with works starting on Thursday 13 June. These will last for two days at a cost of £30,000.

Works in Gamel Road, Evington, will start on Monday 17 June for four days, with an investment of £55,000.

Finally, Knighton Fields Road East - including parts of Morris Road and Kingsley Street – will have works starting on Sunday 23 June for six days, with a total cost of £80,000.

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

In total, they will represent repairs to almost 7,000 square metres (6,984 sq m) of the city’s road network. These works are part of this year’s annual capital maintenance programme carried out by the city council, which will see £3.26m invested in the highway network and maintenance activities.

Leicester City Council’s director of highways, Martin Fletcher, said: “Traffic and weather have a huge impact on the city’s road surfaces. This essential programme of 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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