Consultation to start on Leicestershire LTP

Residents of Leicestershire will soon be asked to share their views on a major transport blueprint for the area, aiming to boost greener travel and improve connectivity across the county. ​The Local Transport Plan (LTP) emphasises the importance of transport in encouraging cleaner, greener and healthier communities. The report will be discussed by Leicestershire County […]

New options considered for road after cost rockets

With growing construction costs, plans to construct the southern leg of the Melton Mowbray Distributor Road are no longer viable, according to Leicestershire County Council. Increased costs of around £27m mean that constructing a southern leg of Melton Mowbray Distributor Road isn’t viable at the moment, a new report says. Leicestershire County Council is having to […]

Major win for Aggregate Industries as it wins highways maintenance contract across Leicester and Leicestershire

Aggregate Industries has won a five-year, £47 million road repair and maintenance contract across 3,000 miles of highways in Leicester and Leicestershire. The company was successful in its joint tender bid for carriageway patching, including pothole repairs, for Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council. The new multi-million-pound contract includes of all required works, including […]

Leicestershire’s roads set for £3m boost

Three-million-pounds is being earmarked to top up the budget for fixing and maintaining Leicestershire’s roads, cycle paths and pavements, according to the council. Leicestershire County Council is proposing to redirect the one-off investment to mend pot holes and ‘patch repair’ across its 2,800-mile network to mitigate the impact of funding pressure and costs increases. The money is […]

Galliford Try Highways business appointed to £85m Melton Mowbray contract

Galliford Try’s Highways business has been appointed to a £85m contract with Leicestershire County Council to build the new North East Melton Mowbray Distributor Road. The project, procured through the Midlands Highways Alliance (MHA) and part-funded by the Department for Transport, will see a new road built to connect branches of the A606 around the […]

Preparing the ground for major relief road in Leicestershire

There will be visible activity over the next few weeks on the site of the North & East Melton Mowbray Distributor Road, according to Leicestershire County Council. Starting shortly will be archaeological surveys carried  along sections of the 7.1km stretch while, during the same period, work will start to create access routes for construction vehicles […]

Leicestershire County Council looking for contractor for highways patching work

Leicestershire County Council is looking for contractors to deliver highways patching work in the county. The contract is split into two lots with both being for the “construction, foundation and surface works for highways and roads”. The council is looking to appoint a “single suitably experienced supplier” for each lot “to provide carriageway patching repairs […]

Six new bridge piers being built as part of Grantham relief road project

Galliford Try is currently building six bridge piers near the River Witham, which support the bridge at its centre. Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Leicestershire County Council , said: “I’m happy to update that we’re now well underway with installing the first three of six new bridge piers that are part of the […]

Workplace challenge to boost active travel

Workplaces in Leicester & Leicestershire are being pitted against each other for a fun challenge to see who can get the most staff to leave their cars at home.  The Let’s Go – Betterpoints Workplace Challenge is inviting anyone who travels to work to walk, run, wheel, ride or use public transport to help their team climb […]

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