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£5m funding received for road maintenance schemes

Resurfacing work to take place in Blaby, Hinckley and Market Harborough

Roadworks in progress

A £5m government funding boost will see major maintenance carried out on three key routes in the county in late autumn.

The cash injection – through the local highways maintenance challenge fund – was awarded to go towards improving the state of roads and support Covid-19 recovery efforts. 

Resurfacing work will be carried out on:

• The A6 Market Harborough bypass on the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire sections;

• The A426 Blaby Bypass – including the four roundabouts;

• The A47 Hinckley in two locations - the Dodwells Road section between the A5 and the Triumph roundabout and the Normandy Way roundabout with Wykin Road. Footway and cycle track improvement work will also take place. 

I’m delighted that we’ve been awarded these funds, so we can carry out essential maintenance on these key routes in the county. 

“Carrying out this work will help prolong their life, prevent issues from occurring in the future and improve journeys for road users as the local economy continues to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The schemes are currently going through the design process. We will provide further updates on the work being done and the traffic management that may be required in late autumn.

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