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More than 600,000 square metres of Leicestershire roads will be resurfaced this summer

Hinckley, Loughborough, Ravenstone and Barrow upon Soar are all on the list that will benefit from the road surfacing.

Work has started to treat Leicestershire roads to help reduce the chance of potholes developing.

The works, known as surface dressing, provide the roads with an additional protective layer by sealing the surface with bitumen and stone chippings.

The new layer prevents water and air from penetrating the tarmac underneath, preventing potholes, while the stone chippings increase the texture of the road surface.

Councillor Maggie Wright, deputy cabinet member for highways and transport, said: " Our surface dressing programme is remarkable in the value for money it provides and the improvements to the road networks it offers.

By taking preventative measures now we can avoid problems on the road in the future, saving the taxpayer money whilst keeping Leicestershire moving and making our roads safer too."

It is hoped that all surface dressing will be completed by September and road users are being thanked for their patience with necessary roadworks.

Locations will include:


Bottesford, Normanton, Redmile, Barkestone Le Vale, Melton Mowbray, Plungar, Asfordby Hill, Buckminster, Sewstern, Thurnby, Scraptoft, Mowsley, Market Harborough, Lubenham, Billesdon, Little Bowden, Smeeton Westerby, Kibworth, Beauchamp, Kibworth Harcourt, Tur Langton, Saddington, Bushby, Stoughton, Knaptoft, Primethorpe, Blaby, Huncote, Croft, Narborough, Kirby Muxloe, Countesthorpe, Enderby, Glenfield, Lubbesthorpe and Leicester Forest East


Shawell, Lutterworth, Hinckley, Barwell, Kirkby Mallory, Peckleton, Desford, Packington, Normanton le Heath, Heather, Moira, Measham, Appleby Magna, Appleby Parva, Ravenstone, Pinwall, Sheepy Magna, Lount, Worthington, Breedon on the Hill, Hathern, Glenfield, Syston, Queniborough, Barkby, Rothley, Barrow upon Soar, Oadby, Wigston, Beeby, Barkby, Anstey, Woodhouse, Birstall


Mountsorrel, Oadby, Great Glen, Wymeswold, Smeeton Westerby, Kibworth Harcourt, Church Langton, East Langton, Wigston, Countesthorpe, Enderby, Mowsley, Laughton, Shawell, Catthorpe, Claybrooke Parva, Ullesthorpe, Hinckley, Dadlington, Earl Shilton, Appleby Magna, Acresford, Stretton en le Field, Ashby de la Zouch, Moira, Loughborough, Barrow upon Soar, Woodhouse, Rothley, Mountsorrel, Sileby, Syston, Birstall, Scraptoft, Keyham, Cossington

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