Melton residents and motorists face six months of roadworks disruption

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Residents and motorists in the Thorpe Road and Thorpe End areas of Melton are being warned to expect disruption over the next six months while roadworks take place to improve electricity supplies in that area of the town.

Western Power Distribution (WPD) began work on a £280,000 scheme this week to lay 1.5km of underground cables which will result in a better power network for 800 properties.

Traffic management will be in place on Thorpe Road to enable WPD’s contractors, Morrison Utility Services, to install 120 service cables. During the next six months, there will also be parking restrictions and temporary road closures to the junctions with Belvoir Street, Doctors Lane, Salisbury Avenue and Stafford Avenue as the work moves along Thorpe Road towards Thorpe End, with signed diversions in place.

Mark Baxter, WPD’s Melton team manager said: “While this work is being undertaken, our aim is to keep any disruption to an absolute minimum.

“We have been working with Leicestershire County Council Highways to identify cable routes and traffic diversions that will create the least

disruption for traffic flow in the area.

“We have also kept customers and businesses along the route informed by letter.”

The company, which is the electricity distributor for the region, said it was committed to investing in its network in the Melton borough to further improve supply reliability and customer service levels.

Mr Baxter added: “This investment will help to safeguard electricity supplies for our customers in the region for years to come by improving the infrastructure and security of our network.”