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Night closures to support M1 junction improvements

Scheme to improve journey times and road safety

A series of night closures will come into effect next week as part of ongoing improvement work on a section of the Leicestershire road network.

The closures are needed as work starts on a £25m county council roads scheme, which includes improvements at junction 23 of the M1 motorway to improve overall journey times and road safety in the area.

The work will be carried out by construction company Morgan Sindall and the overnight closures will take place between 8pm to 6am from Sunday 1st September, at the following locations; 

  • Sun 1st to Tues 3rd Sept - A512 east of the M1, J23 from M1 to Snells Nook Lane; 
  • Wed 4th Sept to Thurs, 5th Sept - A512 west of the M1, J23 from M1 to Ingleberry Road;
  • From Mon 9th Sept to Fri 20th Sept – localised lane closures during the day around the Ingleberry Road and Leicester Road junctions while new lamp columns are installed.

Diversions will be in place for the duration of these closures.  

The night works are necessary to enable extra work to be done to improve the busy junction and ensures that they are carried out in a safe environment.

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 ensure the impact of the work is minimised and would like to thank motorists, residents and local businesses in advance for their patience

The scheme aims to reduce traffic on the A512 and some residential roads and support commercial and residential development in Loughborough, by increasing employment and providing new, more accessible development. 

A stretch of the A512 between Junction 23 and Snells Nook Lane, Loughborough, will change from a single to dual carriageway and there will be a new roundabout for two large housing and employment sites.

The scheme is being funded by developers, with an additional £5 million from Highways England and through a £12m allocation from the Local Growth Fund, a pot of government funding awarded to the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Limited (LLEP) for projects that benefit the local area and economy.
For more information about the scheme visit  www.leicestershire.gov.uk/M1J23 

To keep up-to-date with the scheme, follow @LeicsCountyHall on Twitter.

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