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Overnight closures planned for A512

A512 will be closed overnight for three nights this week

traffic cones on the road

A stretch of road on the A512 will be closed for three nights this week while work is carried out to widen the M1 northbound exit slip road.

From Wednesday (18 September) to Friday 20 September the A512 will be closed from 8pm to 6am from junction 23 of the M1 to Leicester Road, Shepshed.

The closure will allow construction company Morgan Sindall to widen the corner of the M1 northbound exit slip road at the roundabout with the A512 towards Shepshed.  Diversion routes will be in place for the duration of the closures.

The scheme, which is part of the M1/J23 improvement programme 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.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused to motorists due to the roadworks. 

"We are working hard to reduce the disruption to people using these busy routes while we are constructing this improvement scheme.”

Blake Pain, cabinet member for environment and transport

The scheme is set to cost £25 million and is being funded by developers. A £12m investment from the Governments Local Growth Fund has also been allocated by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Limited (LLEP).

To can find out more information about the scheme visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/M1J23

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