Public exhibition on Loughborough transport scheme
An exhibition is to be held in Loughborough to inform people about
planned construction work for the multi million pound town centre transport scheme.
Earlier this month the Department for Transport confirmed it would provide the £14.8m funding needed to complete the work.
The project includes building a new inner relief road, pedestrianising the A6 in the town centre and making improvements to the Forest Road and Belton Road West Extn junctions on the A6004.
County officers, along with representatives from the contractor Ringway Infrastructure Services, will be available at the exhibition to answer questions about the proposed construction work.
The exhibition will take place in The Rushes Shopping Centre in unit 8a (next to TK Maxx) on:
Thursday , April 11 from noon to 6pm
Friday, April 12, from 10am to 4pm
Saturday, April 13 from 10am to 2pm
Lesley Pendleton, County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport said: “We were delighted when we heard the government was releasing the money for this scheme which has been many years in the pipeline.
“We believe the work will be of benefit to Loughborough and will help spark regeneration, boost the local economy and make the town centre more accessible.
“At the exhibition the plans will be available to view and officers will be on hand to talk them through, answer any questions and discuss how work will be carried out.”
Though much preparatory work has been carried out in recent months - including demolition and archaeology -, the main construction work is due to start on May 7.
For anyone unable to attend the exhibition, the display material will be available here from Monday, April 15: www.leics.gov.uk/major_transport_projects
Members of the public with questions about the proposed work can contact the County Council customer service centre by calling 0116 305 0001 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org