A scheme to improve two key junctions on Rugby Road, alongside a range of improvements to existing cycling and pedestrian routes in Hinckley, will begin in the spring 2021.
Work on the £5m scheme was due to start this summer, however, we had to reschedule our plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Once work commences next year, there will be improvements made to the Rugby Road/Hawley Road junction, alongside pedestrian and cycling improvements at Granville Road, Spa Lane, London Road and Coventry Road.
The ‘Rugby Road and Town Centre Improvement scheme’ was consulted on last year and will also see improvements to the Brookside junction, alongside introducing a new parking zone for residents and reviewing town centre parking facilities.
Rugby Road is a key route in Hinckley and it’s important we continue to invest in our transport network as the borough grows, with new homes, jobs and communities.
“Starting the work in spring 2021 will ensure the work will be completed before the busy Christmas period where highway works are typically halted.
“This scheme will improve sustainable transport options in and out of the town with quicker and more reliable journeys and improve air quality by encouraging more people to walk and cycle.Person:Councillor Trevor Pendleton, cabinet member for highways and transport
A formal public consultation for the residents parking element of the scheme will be carried out at the end of September.
Details of the traffic management required for the scheme, and programme of work will be issued once finalised.
The scheme is being funded with £3.5m from the Government’s National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF), a funding pot which aims to provide upgrades to essential local roads. The remaining £1.5m will be provided by us and third party contributions.