Construction of the £115m North & East Melton Mowbray distributor road is to begin next month following confirmation from the government that they are to fund the project.
The Department for Transport have signed off £49.5m of government money for the scheme and have now approved the full business case which was submitted by Leicestershire County Council. The council is to contribute £51.7m with £14m to come from private sector developers contributions through community infrastucture levy and Section 106 agreement.
Galliford Try are to build a 7.1km single carriageway road between the A606 Nottingham Road at the northwestern edge of Melton Mowbray to the A606 Burton Road in the south, which will cross Scalford Road, Melton Spinney Road, A607 Thorpe Road and B676 Saxby Road to Burton Road.
The project will also create new junctions with radials on its route and provide crossings over the railway line and the River Eye.
Galliford Try were appointed through the Midlands Highway Alliance Plus and the Medium Schemes Framework.