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Rugby Road and Hinckley town centre improvement scheme
The scheme will see improvements to several key routes and junctions along the Rugby Road corridor. It also includes a range of highway improvements to cycling and pedestrian routes, parking facilities and signage throughout Hinckley.
Our proposals include plans to improve the B590 Rugby Road Corridor, including upgrades to both the Hawley Road and Brookside junctions.
Improvements will also be made to pedestrian, cycling and residents parking facilities with various schemes around the Granville Road, Spa Lane/London Road and Coventry Road areas.
A wider review of the town’s signage and parking has been conducted. Proposals for town centre parking, residents parking and upgrade to traffic signs are being presented as a part of the overall scheme.
The scheme involves:
improvements to B590 Rugby Road junction with Hawley Road and Westfield Road
improvements to B950 Rugby Road junction with Brookside
closing the junction of Granville Road with Coventry Road
improving cycling facilities on Rugby Road, Granville Road, and Coventry Road
improving safety for pedestrians at the junction of Spa Lane and London Road
reviewing residents and town centre parking
updating direction and cycle signs in Hinckley.
The improvements aim to maximise Hinckley’s economic potential by:
reducing congestion and improving air quality
improving accessibility and resilience of key routes
providing new traffic signal controls and signage
improve pedestrian and cycling routes.
The county council, in conjunction with Eurovia, is now in a position to start work next week on conducting advance survey works on both the Hawley Road/Rugby Road/Westfield Road and the Brookside/Rugby Road junctions.
The work on the Hawley Road/Rugby Road/Westfield Road junction will start on Monday, 13 January, with the Brookside/Rugby Road junction works commencing Monday, 20 January. The advance works will take roughly a week to complete.
The majority of the works will take place during the hours of 8pm - 6am to minimise disruption to road users. There will be temporary, four-way traffic lights installed at the respective junction which is being worked on during these times.
The proposed works include taking core samples, ground-penetrating radar surveys, drainage investigations and topographical surveys. It will help us to better understand the road surface and enables us to advance the detailed designs for proposed highways improvements.
The junctions will be restored to the existing conditions once these advance surveys are completed.
The scheme will cost £5m and is being funded with £3.5m from the Government’s National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF). The remaining £1.5m will be provided by Leicestershire County Council and third party contributions.
View plans for each of the proposed locations below