Work on Oakham Level crossing
Residents may like to be aware of the following: Network Rail is carrying out work next month to upgrade the surfacing at Oakham level crossing to make it smoother for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Teams will be removing the current tarmac and rubber surfacing, carrying out track improvements, then installing new rubber panels. Once this vital part of the project to make the level crossing less bumpy for drivers and cyclists is complete, the surface will be re-tarmacked and new white and yellow road markings will be painted. The improvements will also make the crossing safer and smoother for pedestrians.
For this work to take place safely, Melton Road will be fully closed at the crossing from 19:00 on Friday 4 June until 06:15 on Monday 7 June.
A signposted diversion will be in place for drivers and pedestrians will be able to use the footbridge next to the crossing. During this time, there will be no access over the crossing for pushchairs or wheelchairs.
Traffic lights will also be in place on Barleythorpe Road, on the approach to the crossing, and one lane will remain open.
Buses will replace CrossCountry train services between Melton Mowbray and Peterborough on Friday 4, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June. Passengers who need to travel are strongly advised to check their journey via National Rail Enquiries or with their train operator and allow plenty of time.
Posted: Thu, 27 May 2021 13:09 by Paul Taylor