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Improvement work means changes to bus lane enforcement

21/02/2013

BUS lane enforcement in part of Leicester city centre will be temporarily suspended while roadworks are carried out.

The latest stages of the Humberstone Gate East improvement works are due to take place at the junction of Charles Street and Humberstone Gate East from Sunday, February 24, to Sunday, March 17.

During the works, traffic travelling northbound on Charles Street will not be able to turn right into Humberstone Gate East, and will instead by diverted along Belgrave Gate.

To enable this to happen, the bus lane camera enforcement at the Charles Street bus gate will be turned off until March 17. Signs are being put in place to alert motorists to both the roadworks, and the temporary removal of the bus lane enforcement.

The junction works involve alterations to the pavements, changes to traffic signals and improvements for pedestrians.

The Humberstone Gate East project, which is partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is designed to improve the street from its junction with Charles Street to the junction with Wharf Street/Rutland Street.

It will include a new road layout and bus stops for easier access to the east of the city, better crossing points for pedestrians, separate bus stop and kerbside loading areas, and a range of environmental improvements.

The final phase of the Humberstone Gate East project will involve a section of resurfacing work taking place over three days at Easter weekend.

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