Leicester City Council plans £1m package of summer roadworks
Highways bosses are sending in the diggers to carry out a string of road works across Leicester this summer.
The city council has outlined a £1 million package of repairs on residential streets through July and August.
The council says the work – ranging from small repairs and surface dressing to more major resurfacing works – will be carried out in the coming weeks to minimise disruption when traffic is traffic is traditionally lighter.
More than 30 projects are planned.
The major works include:
• £75,000 of work in Beaumont Leys Lane at the Madeline Road roundabout from July 21
• £135,000 of resurfacing work on Hinckley Road, between Cort Crescent at the gates to Braunstone Park at the end of July
• £150,000 of improvements to the surface at Troon Way, due in early August
• £116,000 on resurfacing at the junction of Welford Road and Chapel Lane, over two weekends in mid August
• £160,000 of resurfacing works at Pork Pie Island on the outer ring road, currently planned for two weekends in October
Smaller resurfacing works are also scheduled in Ratcliffe Road, Uppingham Road (between Coleman Road and Humberstone Drive), Freemens Common, Aylestone Road and at various locations on the A6 London Road during the school holidays.
A series of one-day surface dressing works are due to take place in a further 21 streets across the city, starting between July 15 and July 20.
Locations will include Catherine Street, Kingsway Road, Braunstone Avenue, Knighton Drive, Meredith Road and Milligan Road, as well as smaller schemes at Knighton Fields Road West, Nursery Road, Imperial Avenue, Linney Road, Eskdale Road, Wheeldale Close, Caldecote Road, Fosse Road South, Rowlatts Hill Road, Balderstone Road, The Wayne Way, Aylestone Drive, Cademan Close, Neston Gardens and Morland Avenue.
Information will be made available to residents living in the streets where work is taking place, along with details of any lane closures, diversions or special arrangements for accessing or exiting.
The work follows a number of small-scale surface repairs already carried out in June and into early July, as well as resurfacing work due to take place at a number of traffic camera sites over the coming weeks.
Leicester city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said: “This major investment is to help ensure that roads across the city are in good condition.
“In some cases that just involves surface dressing or small repairs, but in other cases roads need more thorough resurfacing.
“We’ve chosen to carry out this work in the summer holidays, when fewer people are at work and traffic is lighter, and local traffic and travel arrangements will be signposted.
“The works will help ensure that the city’s road surfaces are in as good a condition as possible before we head towards autumn and winter.”