The A447 between Barlestone and Market Bosworth will be closed from Monday September 12th 2011 for 6 weeks until Monday October 24th.
The closure is due to bridge repair works which are taking place beside the junction between the A447 and Goatham Lane, which leads into Osbaston Village. The work involves exposing the existing brick arch and installing a concrete saddle.
Whilst the road is closed, main road traffic is being diverted at the ‘Bull in the Oak’ junction near Market Bosworth towards Newbold Verdon, then around Barlestone village through Newbold Heath.
Such diversions have seen up to half-mile traffic jams leading from the Newbold Road junction due to the increase in traffic in the area at busy periods, as cars travelling to Leicester have to give way to diverted traffic heading towards Hinckley.