Nottingham, Leicester and Derby branch Driving Out Delays Leicester North West Major Transport Project Date: Tuesday 8th March 2016 Time: 6.30-8.30pm 8.30pm (refreshments served from 6pm) Venue: Stephenson College, Thornborough Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3TN Speakers: Mark Wills, Neal Edwards Edwards, Dave Collis and Dr Teresa Raventos The £19.1M Leicester North West Major Transport Transport Project (LNWMTP) scheme consists of a wedge broadly around the transport corridors of the A50 Groby Road and the A6 Loughborough Road. Roads and junctions along the A50 corridor, between the A46 Western Bypass and the A563 outer ring road, will be improved and made safer with additional ditional or wider lanes, new signalling, better pedestrian and cycle crossings, and additional cycle facilities. The project is being run jointly between Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council, with the vast majority of the funding being provided from Central Government through the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) Local Growth Fund. It is being done to improve journey times and reduce congestion, while also improving safety and sustainable travel choices along the route. Leicester City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “Over the coming years the road network connecting the city to the north west of Leicestershire is going to play an increasingly important role for the growing number of businesses and homes proposed for that at area. Mark Wills is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Head of Transport Strategy at Leicester City Council Council. Neal Edwards is a Director of Edwards and Edwards Planning Consultancy Limited, an Incorporated Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Highways Engineers. He has experience in transport planning, civil c engineering projects, highway development control and planning related issues. Dave Collis is a Senior Engineer at Leicestershire County Council. Dave is a Civil Engineer and has managed a number of major schemes. Dr Teresa Raventos is an air quality specialist from the University of Leicester. The event is free to attend, please book online at www.ice.org.uk/events Contact Luigi Sorrentino Sorrentino, Hon Secretary with any queries t: 07702 908 872 e: [email protected] colton.co.uk ice.org.uk/eastmidlands For the latest news and events, follow @ICE_EastMids on Twitter CPD: This event may be considered for contributing to a recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme as part of personal development. Delegates should check their individual scheme requirements. Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed on any matters by the presenters or participants during or in connection with thi this s presentation are solely the views of the autho authors of the respective comments and/or opinions and must not be taken to be the views of ICE or any other organisation. ICE makes no representations, warranties or assurances concerning any information provided in these presentations and accepts no responsib responsibility for the content and/or accuracy.