NEWSFLASH: Date revealed for delayed reopening of Saxby Road in Melton

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Motorists, residents and businesses will be relieved with the news that Saxby Road in Melton is to reopen to traffic next week.

The B676 - the main arterial route to the east of the town which links it to the A1 - was closed for 10 weeks so a structurally unsafe bridge could be rebuilt.

And Leicestershire County Council have revealed to the Melton Times that it will be open again on Wednesday, slightly behind schedule.

The news will come as a relief to motorists, residents and businesses who have experienced disruption through being diverted around the roadworks for almost three months.

Councillor Blake Pain, cabinet member for highways at County Hall, said: “We are aiming to complete the majority of work to rebuild the bridge and reopen Saxby Road by Wednesday December 20.

“We are running slightly behind the original schedule due to weather conditions.

“Apologies for any inconvenience caused during the work.”

Work still to be done by contractors includes the completion of a brick parapet wall, the re-installation of the Severn Trent water main and the removal of a temporary watercourse diversion.

Contractors will also be installing kerb and carriageway surfacing, putting in fences and laying hedges.