Closures for major road project announced in advance

Temporary closure to help keep road scheme on track

Digger at work on the North and East Melton Mowbray Distributor Road

Continuing work on a multi-million-pound highways project in Melton Mowbray will mean a closure of part of Scalford Road in the next few weeks. 

The closure, near John Ferneley College and between a new housing development and Holwell Lane, is needed so that contractors Galliford Try can complete one of the new roundabouts which form part of the North and East Melton Mowbray Distributor Road – and without the need for further closures on this stretch of road in the future. 

Confirmed dates for the closure are planned to coincide near to the start of the school and college holidays, with work scheduled from 6am on Monday, 15th July and continuing until 8pm on Sunday, 25th August. 

If any further work is needed around, for example, putting in signs and lighting columns, there is a contingency in place to set up temporary, two-way traffic lights from Tuesday, 27th August to Friday, 13th September. 

The county council says the work couldn’t be completed by a partial lane closure, due to the narrowness of Scalford Road, removing the existing road and carrying out excavation work. 

“There’s been face-to-face visits by Galliford Try and letters going out to residents and business owners to try and provide as much advance notice as possible.

"We’ve also been working closely with the college to ensure that we minimise any disruption during the final days of term.”

Janna Walker, assistant director

Also due to roundabout construction, and as previously announced, Burton Road, Melton, will be closed from 7am on Monday, 1st July to 7pm on Sunday, August 25th. 

More information on diversion routes, and the additional measures put in place, is available on the road closures section of our dedicated NEMMDR website.

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