Driving Out Delays, Coalville

8 March, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

This projects aims to drive out delays from the local area by improving the road network.
This projects aims to drive out delays from the local area by improving the road network.

About this event

The £19.1M Leicester North West Major Transport Project (LNWMTP) scheme area consists of a wedge broadly around the transport corridors of the A50 Groby Road and the A6 Loughborough Road.

Roads and junctions along the A50 corridor, between the A46 Western Bypass and the A563 outer ring road, will be improved and made safer with additional or wider lanes, new signalling, better pedestrian and cycle crossings, and additional cycle facilities.

The project is being run jointly between Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council, with the vast majority of the funding being provided from Central Government through the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) Local Growth Fund.

It is being done to improve journey times and reduce congestion, while also improving safety and sustainable travel choices along the route.

Contractors Eurovia, which recently completed £20million of road improvements in Loughborough, will carry out the scheme.

Leicester City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: "Over the coming years the road network connecting the city to the north west of Leicestershire is going to play an increasingly important role for the growing number of businesses and homes proposed for that area.

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:


Mark Wills

Mark is a Chartered Civil Engineer and past chairman of the ICE NDL Branch committee. He is the Head of Transport Strategy and Programmes at Leicester City Council with responsibility for strategic transport planning, highway development control, road safety and promoting walking and cycling.

Neal Edwards

Neal is a Director of Edwards and Edwards Planning Consultancy Limited, an Incorporated Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Highways Engineers. He has experience in transport planning, civil engineering projects, highway development control and planning related ssues.

Dave Collis

Dave is a Senior Engineer at Leicestershire County Council. Dave is a Civil Engineer and has managed a number of major schemes: Loughborough Eastern Gateway (works cost £4.5m), Loughborough Town Centre Scheme (£9.5m) and previously worked for Carillion on term maintenance schemes (Area 8).

Dr Tersea Raventos

Dr Teresa Raventos is an air quality specialist from the University of Leicester.