£500,000 improvements for Leicestershire pavements

Pavements across Leicestershire are to get a facelift thanks to an improvement project.

More than 100 miles of the county's pavements will be sealed with a new protective layer.

The council said the £500,000 project would extend the life of the average pavement by up to 10 years.

Known as slurry sealing, it involves spreading a mixture of bitumen emulsion, fine aggregate, cement and water.

The council said the method costs one-tenth of the price of resurfacing.

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