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Plans to tackle Melton congestion set to move forward

Road workers reading a map

New relief road proposed for Melton

Plans for a £80 million-plus distributor road in Melton are set to move forward this year.

Leicestershire County Council’s ruling cabinet is set to approve a timetable to work up plans for the road and consult the public on a preferred route.


Melton’s congestion is constraining the town’s growth. Our studies suggest an eastern distributor road could be the most cost effective way of easing this pressure, helping to boost the economy by £102 million per year.

“Now that the Government has given us £2.8 million to draw up the plans, we can carry out the detailed evidence gathering and consultation required to devise a preferred route.


The proposed eastern link would form part of a larger proposed Melton Mowbray outer distributor road scheme, which would connect the A606 Nottingham Road to the A607 Leicester Road. It is expected that the road would be funded by a combination of Government funding and contributions from developers and would be built over the next two decades.

Cabinet will be asked to approve a timetable, which includes the collection of further evidence during the spring and summer, and consultation in the autumn to inform a preferred route.

This work will help to develop a business case for the scheme, which subject to further approval from the cabinet, will support future bids for Government funding.

The report will be discussed when cabinet meets at 11am on Friday, 10 March. It will be webcast, live, at and a recording available to view afterwards.

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