A series of overnight closures at a key junction in Enderby are taking place as part of the ongoing works in the area.
The closures are part of a £4.1m Leicestershire County Council scheme to expand and improve the junction to better equip it to deal with extra traffic that will arise from the New Lubbesthorpe development, which is expected to provide an estimated 2,500 jobs.
The overnight closures (8pm-6am), which have been planned in consultation with the Police and other partners, will begin next Monday (March 20) at the B4114/Leicester Lane junction until Friday 24 March for road resurfacing. Traffic will be diverted via the A563, A426 and B582.
The night works are necessary to enable extra work to be done to improve the busy junction to ensure that it is fully equipped to deal with the increase in traffic that will result from the New Lubbesthorpe development which, when fully occupied, will bring an estimated 2,500 jobs to the region.
“As with any major works, we advise motorists to consider alternative routes or give themselves extra time when travelling through the area but carrying the works out at night should ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.
“We are continuing to work closely with the building contractor and Leicestershire Police to ensure the impact of the work is minimised and would like to thank motorists, residents and local businesses in advance for their patience.Person:Ian Vears, head of highways & transport commissioning at Leicestershire County Council
Access will however be maintained for residents who have properties within the closure and the Park and Ride will not be affected by the closures.
The closures are part of the final phase of the Enderby junction works which is expected to be completed at the end of April. Please visit our website https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/road-maintenance/lubb... for detailed information on the closures.
To keep up-to-date with the scheme, follow Area Traffic Control @ATCLeicester and the council @LeicsCountyHall on Twitter.