A6 to close for six nights leaving drivers facing seven mile diversion

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A half mile stretch of the A6 through Birstall is set to close for ten hours a night for six nights in a row - leaving motorists facing a seven mile diversion.

Workers from Leicestershire County Council will shut the road between its junction with Birstall Meadow Road, near the park and ride site, to the traffic lights near Bentley Road from 8pm until 6am, every night from September 21 to 27.

The work has been deemed urgent to patch up the surface of the road, but it will leave drivers facing a diversion of seven miles along Watermead Way, A607 Melton Road, A607 Newark Road, A46 Leicester Western Bypass.

The grey route shows the diversion that will be in place as the work is carried out. (Image: One Network)

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during the work.

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