Construction updates and road works

Keep up to date with progress on the project, as well as road and footpath closures and diversions.


Construction on the NEMMDR began early in 2023 with advance works to create access routes for construction vehicles and machinery as well as the setting up of site compounds, removal of vegetation and erection of fencing.

Main works on the scheme started in May 2023 and are now progressing well. The road is expected to be completed and open to traffic in late 2025.

We’re keeping people updated on this page and with our newsletters, as well as being able to see progress so far with photos on our timeline page.

Road and footpath closures and diversions

From time to time, it is necessary for us to implement traffic management or road/footpath closures for the safety of workers and the travelling public. You can find more details on current closures and diversions below and we will update these regularly:

Footpath closures It is necessary to temporarily close sections of footpath across the scheme whilst works are undertaken. Alternative routes have been provided across the works and details may be found below, together with signage on site. Please do not deviate from these for your safety and that of our workforce. Note: some of the above are large files and they may only be viewable if downloaded first.
Forthcoming road closures


Road closures

Scalford Road

Scalford Road will be closed between:

  • the new Bloors development and Holwell Lane (15 July to 25 August 2024)

The closure is required to safely undertake the construction of the new roundabout as part of the North East Melton Mowbray Distributor Road. 

For further details please see the documents below including a letter to residents and a diversion route plan.

We would like to apologise for any disruption caused.

A606 Burton Road

The A606 Burton Road will be closed between: 

  • Burton Lazars and Melton Mowbray (1 July 2024 to 25 August 2024)

This closure is required to safely complete the construction of the new roundabout as part of the North and East Melton Mowbray Distributor Road.

For further details please see the documents below, including a letter to local residents, plan of the diversion route and frequently asked questions.

We would like to apologise for any disruption caused.

Lag Lane closure:

Traffic Signals and Temporary Works

During September 2023 there will be temporary two-way traffic lights on the B676 Saxby Road and A606 Burton Road. These will be in place from time to time as needed and removed as soon as possible.

There may be occasional, short periods of disruption at other locations associated with construction vehicles moving through the site and crossing public roads.

Archaeology of the site

The construction of the road has also given us the opportunity to research the archaeology in the area and you can see more details below.

Construction and archaeology images

Take a look at some of the finds on site.


For any queries or concerns, not covered on our website or in our newsletters, please contact the NEMMDR team