Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 9 May 2022
THE BUSY roadwork-hit road of Hawley Road, directly outside of the Hinckley Hub, will be closed in both directions for vehicles from 9am and 3pm starting from tomorrow (10 May).
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC) gave drivers advanced warning of the planned road closure through their official Facebook page today (Monday, 9 May).
A letter sent by Eurovia Contracting and Leicestershire County Council (LCC), states that the road closure is a result of the works taking place for the B590 Rugby Road, Hawley Road and Brookside Improvement Scheme.
Drivers who are heading to the Hinckley Hub to use the building will still be able to access the Hub car park whilst works are going ahead, by accessing it from the Station Road end of Hawley Road, near the Tesco superstore and Hinckley railway station.
It will continue to be closed during the same hours of 9am to 3pm the two following days – on Wednesday (11 May), and Thursday (12 May).
Part of the letter sent to the Council by Eurovia and the County Council, explains that the road closure is so contractors can safely carry out the roadworks.
It reads: “To enable our contractors to safely carry out the works, we will need to temporarily close Hawley Road to Rugby Road to through traffic in both directions.”
Diversion routes will be in operation and clearly marked with signs – and traffic marshals will be stationed at ‘strategic’ locations to help assist drivers.
The letter continued: “Please be mindful that this construction work will involve the movements of large plant and machinery within the carriageway, including reversing manoeuvres.
“The short-term alteration to current traffic management arrangements is essential for the junction works to continue to progress on programme.
“Once completed all road users will benefit from the improved road safety and condition of the carriageway which will minimise the need for future interventions.”
A spokesperson for Eurovia apologised for any disruptions caused, stating: “During the closure it is inevitable that some disruption will be caused, and I apologise in advance for any inconvenience.”