Miles of diversions will hit drivers as a month-long series of road closures come into force near Coalville. The closures, which have been agreed by Leicestershire County Council, will also affect rights of way access for people in and around Whitwick.
The work begins on Monday, January 30, and will take place along Oaks Road to allow Cadent Gas to install a gas main replacement. The entirety of Oaks Road itself will be shut off to drivers, and Oaks Road at its junction with Swannymote Road will also be closed off.
Drivers will be hit with diversions of nearly four miles. Motorists will first be guided away from Oaks Road and onto Abbey Road before joining Iveshead Road and then turning left onto the A512.
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Drivers will be encouraged to follow this round before turning left onto Swannymote Road before finally coming to Loughborough Road on the other side of Oaks Road. The diversion applies in both directions.
Leicestershire County Council has confirmed that a right of way closure on the footpath linking Oaks Road and Hogarth Road will also be in force throughout the closure.
Temporary Parking restrictions on Loughborough Road between Berrington Court and Swannymote Road will also be in force. Approximately 100m of Swannymote Road heading north from its junction with Loughborough Road will be impacted by these restrictions as well.
County officials have also announced that a series of temporary speed restrictions will be in place in both directions on a number of roads in the area. Speeds along Loughborough Road will be limited to 30 mph from their current 50mph at the sign to Oaks Road, while a similar limit is in place along Swannymote Road to the Oaks Road sign.
The roadworks, closures and restrictions are expected to last a month. More information on the diversions and closures can be found on the one.network website.
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