Speaking ahead of plans going on display showing how the A6 running through Loughborough will look after it's pedestrianised, a county councillor said:
"We were delighted when we heard the government was releasing the money for this scheme which has been many years in the pipeline.
"We believe the work will be of benefit to Loughborough and will help spark regeneration, boost the local economy and make the town centre more accessible.
"At the exhibition the plans will be available to view and officers will be on hand to talk them through, answer any questions and discuss how work will be carried out."
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