Road closure as Network Rail upgrades railway in Leicestershire: Road closure as Network Rail upgrades railway in Leicestershire

Friday 24 Nov 2017

Road closure as Network Rail upgrades railway in Leicestershire

Route:
London North Eastern & East Midlands

Network Rail will install new drainage to Rockingham Road bridge in Market Harborough as part of the Midland Main Line improvement programme.

The work will see new drainage installed. During this time, Rockingham Road will be closed to all vehicles between 21:00 and 06:00 between Friday, 1 and Monday, 4 December and a clearly signposted diversion route will be in place. Pedestrian access across the bridge will be maintained throughout the work.

Anyone wishing to find out more about the work should call the Network Rail National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41.

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03457 11 41 41

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toby.higgins@networkrail.co.uk

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