Closures planned as eight Leicester roads undergo repairs

A series of road closures are planned in Leicestershire next month
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A rolling series of road closures are coming to Leicester’s streets next month. Eight roads are set for repair and resurfacing work, Leicester City Council has announced.

The roads will be closed in both directions, with parking restrictions and diversions in place, while their repairs are completed, the authority added. Work will begin on Monday, June 3 and is expected to be completed by the end of the month.

The local authority said the project 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”.

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Resurfacing works will begin in Cotton Close, Rushey Mead, on Monday, June 3, for one day, costing £17,500, the council said. Then, Duncombe Road, in Beaumont Leys, will have £75,000 of works carried out in it, starting on Tuesday, June 4, and scheduled for four days.

Works on Frederick Road, in Spinney Hills, will then begin on Sunday, June 9, and will also take four days, costing £60,000. Samson Road, in Newfoundpool, will be next, with works starting on Thursday, June 13. These will last for two days at a cost of £30,000.

Works in Gamel Road, Evington, will follow on Monday, June 17, closing four days, with an investment of £55,000. Finally, Knighton Fields Road East - including parts of Morris Road and Kingsley Street – will be shut from Sunday, June 23, for six days, with the work costing £80,000.

All of the work is being funded from the council’s annual highways maintenance budget. In total, almost 7,000 square metres of the city’s road network is set to be repaired.

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.”