To support future development and traffic growth by undertaking road network improvements.

The Headlines

  • Investment: £12m
  • Project Sponsors: Leicestershire County Council
  • Start date: April 2019
  • Status: Ongoing

“We welcome this significant investment which will enable considerable improvements to be made to the road network on and around junction 23 of the M1 at Loughborough. This should help reap huge economic benefits for the area.”

– Councillor Nick Rushton, leader of Leicestershire County Council

This multi-million-pound project will deliver junction and road improvements to the M1/J23 and A512 which will increase capacity and ease congestion, unlocking significant land for new homes and employment.

The project will focus investment through improved connectivity, adding value to the planned developments to be delivered in the area by Loughborough University and the private sector.

The scheme will reduce congestion, improve accessibility, improve resilience on the key route linking Loughborough with the M1 and the wider Strategic Road Network.

The project supports the development of the Loughborough and Leicester Enterprise Zone, Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) and Charnwood Campus bringing job and business opportunities to the area.

The project will provide essential infrastructure that supports the developments at the West of Loughborough ‘Sustainable Urban Extension’ and Shepshed housing sites. These include around 4,000 homes and up to 5,700 jobs.

Project Outcomes

  • New homes – 4,000
  • New jobs – 5,700
  • New road – 3.675km
  • Widening of the A512 between M1 J23 and the waste transfer site
  • 5km of cumulative dualling east and west of J23