Traders and shoppers have been warned of disruption when a three-week project to repair paving on Melton’s busy Nottingham Street begins later this month.
Leicestershire County Council is spending about £50,000 on repairing York Stone paving which hasn’t been fully renewed since it was originally installed about 20 years ago.
Work is due to start on Monday, January 12. The main section will be to renew paving, which has become damaged and loose. outside the town’s Wilko store and Amici bistro. Once that work is done workers will do various other footway repairs in Nottingham Street and High Street.
A County Hall spokesman said: “The works are part of our yearly programme of major footway and road maintenance and part of ongoing work to improve the condition of the paved footway areas in Melton town centre.
“In recent years we’ve carried out regular small-scale repairs but this is the first time the area has been fully renewed since it was originally installed about 20 years ago.
“We’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused. Hopefully disruption will be kept to a minimum. To minimise impact on shops, market traders and the public the work area will be kept quite small, proceeding in about 20 metre square sections per week.
“We’ll aim to complete each area before closing off the next. As a result, and subject to weather, progress will be varied. We’re working closely with the town centre manager and the Town Estate and will keep businesses informed as necessary.”