£470,000 highways improvements completed
Published on 31 July 2017
MORE than 22,000 square metres of carriageway in the city has been successfully replaced and upgraded as part of a £470,000 highway maintenance programme.
The repairs – to the A563 New Parks Way, between the Glenfield Road/Dominion Road roundabout and the A47 Hinckley Road – mean a long section of the outer ring road has now been resurfaced.
The maintenance work was completed on-time, with all roads reopened last weekend (29/30).
City mayor Peter Soulsby said: “Combined with some work we carried out last year, this work has transformed the ring road between Groby Road and Hinckley Road. It was previously in a very poor condition.
“The new surface looks very good and the repairs went smoothly, with effective traffic management in place while work was carried out.“We’ve invested a great deal in this very big maintenance scheme because we recognise what an important route this is for people.
“We used funding secured from the Department for Transport’s National Productivity Investment Fund to carry out the work, because we recognise that an effective and efficient road network around Leicester is absolutely key in bringing in investment and jobs and boosting our local economy.”
The closure was carried out during the school break, when there is about 15-20 per cent less traffic using the route.
Contractors Aggregate Industries carried out the work on behalf of Leicester City Council.
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