Date Published: 06 October 2017
A section of the B668 Burley Road, Oakham, is to close for four weeks starting Monday 5th June to allow important reconstruction work to take place.
The road surface between Co-op and Burley on the Hill has been patched over several years but has now reached a stage where a long term solution is needed to avoid frequent temporary repairs.
Repairs will begin on 5th June and are due to be completed by Friday 30th June. Due to the nature of the work a full road closure is needed, with no access for vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians.
A local diversion will be put in place via Burley Park Way, Ashwell Road and Langham Lane.
Access to the Co-op, Top555 and Rutland Prestige will be available from Oakham. Anyone wishing to access from the east will need to follow the diversion route. Access to Burley on the Hill from Oakham will also be via the diversion route.
“This section of the B668 is nearing the end of its useful life due to the amount of moisture below the road surface. This means significant reconstruction work is needed to keep the road safe and serviceable. Simply resurfacing the carriageway would not provide a long-term solution and any new surface would soon need further maintenance. More comprehensive works are therefore needed to drain and reconstruct the road. This will be done in two phases – one now and one next summer to complete the process. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause but the works are very important in order to maintain and preserve one of the busiest routes in and out of Oakham for the next 20 years.”
Dave Brown, Director for Places (Highways, Transport and the Environment)
For more information about ongoing engineering works, road closures and diversions in Rutland, please visit the national Roadworks website.