This is where £1.1m will be spent repairing Leicester roads

The city roads that will be repaired using more than £1.1 million of government cash have been revealed.

Leicester City Council has drawn up a programme of work, ranging from small-scale patch repairs to larger road reconstruction. The cash has come from central government as additional maintenance funding.

About £500,000 will be spent on carrying out maintenance and repairs as part of the ongoing major road schemes at London Road and the A50 Blackbird Road.

The remaining £658,000 will be used on a programme of resurfacing and road surface treatment works across the city.

City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “This additional funding means we can take the opportunity to carry out some much-needed surface repairs on roads across the city.

“In some cases, we can tie this in with work already being carried out to make it as cost effective as possible.

“The work will focus on residential streets throughout the city, as well as some more major road improvement works already scheduled to take place.”

One scheme will see a section of Green Lane Road reconstructed between its junctions with Kitchener Road and Rufford Street. The scheme will cost about £75,000 and will completely replace the section of road surface which is in poor condition.

In addition to the other schemes, work will also be carried out at another stretch of Green Lane Road between Kitchener Road and East Park Road, costing £175,000 from the council’s capital maintenance programme.

The combined works are due to be carried out in March and April, with new traffic signals also installed.

About £250,000 is being spent on 15 streets across Belgrave, North Evington, Spinney Hills,Westcotes and Wycliffe wards which are due to be treated with ‘micro asphalt surfacing’ to repair and fill in the existing road surface.

Work will be carried out in mid February.

The remaining £333,000 is being spent on carrying out patching repairs to the road surfaces of a further 18 streets across the city, again covering roads in Spinney Hills, Braunstone Park and Rowley Fields, Thurncourt, Evington, Castle, Aylestone, Wycliffe, and Beaumont Leys wards.

Work will be carried out from mid February to late March.

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