Flood prevention work in Harborough to finish

The flood kerb stones in Coventry Road, Market Harborough
The flood kerb stones in Coventry Road, Market Harborough

A key route in Harborough town centre is due to reopen tomorrow (Friday) after being shut for the past 15 weeks.

Coventry Road has been closed to traffic since January 5 while flood prevention work has been carried out by Anglian Water.

Antony Innes, a spokesman for Anglian Water, said: “We thought your readers would be glad to hear the road is finally due to reopen.

“Barring any last minute unforeseen circumstances, the road will be reopened at some point on Friday, April 17.”

The £1.5m construction project in Coventry Road has included a new 230-metre sewer being installed underground from the Commons car park, under The Square, to the top of Coventry Road.

The final phase of the work saw flood kerbstones installed along one side of the road.

Re-surfacing and new Tarmac was due to be laid yesterday (Wednesday).

Meanwhile, in other good news fro drivers, another major road was also reopened to traffic on Monday afternoon.

Network Rail contractors had been carrying out brick repairs to the railway bridge at the bottom of Kettering Road – known colloquially as Clack Hill – which meant the road was closed for 20 metres either side of the bridge.

A diversion was in place since last Wednesday, causing some delays at rush hours.

It was due to reopen on Monday morning but was slightly delayed until the afternoon, after a prankster moved traffic cones and signs into the road to give the impression it was still closed, despite the fact that the work was finished.