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Burley Road in Oakham to close for resurfacing

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A major town centre route and car park will be closed for several days next week while a council carries out resurfacing work.

Burley Road in Oakham will be shut between High Street and Station Road from Monday.

Rutland County Council hopes the resurfacing work will take “just over a week”.

As a result of the work, the pay and display car park in Burley Road will also be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The council said it would do “everything possible” to have the car park open for market day on Wednesday.

Bull Lane, behind the library, will be resurfaced at the same time.

The council’s portfolio holder for highways Coun Martyn Pocock (Con) said: “We know that Burley Road is one of the busiest routes in and out of Oakham and also home to the biggest pay and display car park in the town.

“There will never be an ideal time to resurface this stretch of road but we’re doing all we can to minimise disruption.”

Coun Pocock added: “We will also work closely with the residents and businesses located on Burley Road and do everything we can to always provide them with access.

“This is the type of job we will only do once every 10 to 15 years but we recognise the importance of making sure it has minimal disruption to local residents and traders.”

Diversions will be signed via Station Road, Melton Road and High Street, or alternatively via Catmos Street, Stamford Road, Burley Park Way and Burley Road.

Burley Road will remain open to pedestrians for the duration of the works. Alternative public car parking is available at South Street, Brooke Road, Church Street, Catmose (after 10am) and Westgate.

The council’s cabinet will consider changes to parking in the county at a meeting on Tuesday. Among the proposals are to introduce paying for parking by mobile phone, increasing the capacity of Catmose car park and removing the shorter parking tarriffs in Oakham.

Full details on the propoals can be found at www.rutland.gov.uk.

 

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