Residents and pedestrians in East Leake are enjoying newly surfaced pavements following a major scheme to resurface a footway in the Rushcliffe village.
The scheme is the latest in a £26.54 million to improve local roads and other highway assets, reflecting Nottinghamshire County Council’s ongoing commitment to improving Nottinghamshire’s highways and transport network.
The month-long works on West Leake Road took place throughout December and early January with 650m of new footway being laid by Via East Midlands, a company wholly owned by Nottinghamshire County Council.
West Leake Road not only serves a large number of residents, it also provides a link to businesses, the village centre and the nearby village of West Leake, with the existing pavements in poor condition.
Not only did the scheme provide a brand-new surface to the footways, it also included modifications close to the Great Central Railway bridge to prevent an embankment and verge from encroaching on the footway and making it difficult for pedestrians to pass.
Changes were also made to gradient of the footway to lessen the camber and make it more accessible for all users.
The works form part of a large surfacing programme in the county which has seen roads in a number of districts resurfaced, as well as footways.
On visiting the works in December, Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee said:
“The condition of highways in the county are always high on the list of concerns I receive from residents and it is important that we continue to improve not only our roads, but pavements too.
“This newly resurfaced stretch of pavement in East Leake will make a big different to those pedestrians who use it daily, providing a brand-new surface and additional safety on a key route to access village amenities.
“It wasn’t a straightforward resurfacing scheme, with Via also taking the opportunity to implement a number of additional improvements to make it more accessible for all.”