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Burton Road to close for over a month as next phase of bypass works are completed

The A606 Burton Road will be closing in July for the next phase of roadworks for the North & East Melton Mowbray Distributor Road (NEMMDR).

The closure is required to safely complete the construction of the new roundabout as part of the bypass works.

A full road closure is required to safely complete the new roundabout construction works as part of the NEMMDR project.

Burton Road will be closing during July and August. Photo: NEMM Stock Image

GallifordTry, the contractors carrying out the work say that the work cannot be carried out using a partial lane closure due to the position of the new roundabout and the need to completely remove the existing road either side of the new roundabout.

In a letter to residents the Construction giant said: "This work will require excavations over 1.2m deep on, and adjacent to, the alignment of the existing road; in order to build the new carriageway, which will be at a different level to the existing. We expect to complete all this work during the closure, and we do not anticipate requiring further closures of the A606 Burton Road."

The closure will be in place from 0700 hrs on Monday 1st July until 1900 hrs on Sunday 25th August 2024. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be available throughout and temporary lighting will be provided on the section through the construction site.

Cyclists will need to dismount as they pass through the works. No vehicular access will be available through the works area. The road will reopen on Sunday 25th August 2024.

Please take care and be aware that the road layout will have changed.

As a contingency, should any final surfacing works overrun, they will complete it overnight, week commencing 2nd September 2024.

In the letter, Gino Salvatore, Public Liaison Manager for GallifordTry says: "As part of our commitment to minimise disruption we have listened to feedback and concerns raised during the previous Burton Road closure that took place in January 2024. We have liaised with the Parish Council, Emergency Services and Public Transport operators, together with major local businesses."

"We have also expanded our delivery of these letters, now including over 6,000 properties. We have programmed the closure to be carried out during the school summer holidays to reduce the impact of the closure for local commuters and parents picking up / dropping off at school. Due to the scale of work required, the closure does extend into the school term before the school summer holidays, but the programme has been kept to a minimum and timed so that the works are completed, and road reopened for the new school term towards the end of August.

Following feedback from the previous closure, we will: • Provide variable message signing at appropriate points ahead of the closure. • Provide local temporary weight restrictions and 30mph speed limits. • Install traffic monitoring cameras at Little Dalby to deter HGV usage. We will write to operators violating the weight limit restrictions and provide details to the Police. • Survey local diversion routes repair damage caused following the closure. • Provide temporary taxi service for access to primary health care and shopping, in place of the regular bus service(s)

Details of the official signed diversion road are as follows: • Traffic from the North A46 & Nottingham heading South to Oakham/Stamford will be diverted via A46 > A52 > A1 > A606 for Stamford/Rutland and Oakham. • Traffic from the South heading North will be diverted via the A1 > A607 for Melton and A1 > A52 for Nottingham. • Traffic from Melton can use the diversion route via the A607 to the A1 to head South.

Please note the A606 Nottingham Road in and out of Melton Mowbray will remain open to the north. Access to residential areas off the A606 Burton Road from the town centre to the closure point will remain open, albeit access from the south, such as from the Oakham area, should be via the diversion route.

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