North and East Melton Mowbray Distributor Road scheme

Information about construction of the North and East Melton Mowbray Distributor Road Scheme.

Construction updates

Advance works for the scheme are well underway and we will shortly be starting the main works on the scheme.  An update on progress and forthcoming road/footpath closures is available below, along with links to plans of the affected footpaths.

Construction newsletter

Road closures and diversions

Footpath closures

Road closures

Forthcoming road closures

Note: Some of above documents are large files. If you can't view them, please download them.

Advance works

Advance works are underway which include archaeological surveys being carried out along sections of the 7.1km stretch of the NE MMDR. Work is also underway to create access routes for construction vehicles and machinery as well as the setting up of compounds, removal of vegetation and erection of fencing.

From time to time there will be manned, temporary traffic lights to allow construction vehicles to safely access the site. However, we expect any disruption to be very minimal at this advance stage.

Main works

The advance work is being carried out ahead of the main construction of the distributor road, which will start in May this year (2023). The road will run to the north and east of Melton, starting on the A606 Nottingham Road to the north before re-joining the A606 Burton Road to the south of the town. The road is expected to open to traffic in summer 2025. 

Any queries can be directed to Gino Salvatore, public liaison manager

To contact Leicestershire County Council regarding the MMDR scheme, please email

View the advance works press release.