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Ravensbridge Drive junction reopens for Christmas period

Published on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A BUSY junction which has been closed to traffic for six weeks for major improvements has reopened to traffic.

The junction of Ravensbridge Drive and the A6 St Margaret’s Way reopened in both directions to traffic today (Tuesday, December 11).

It had been due to reopen a day earlier but was delayed due to the need to repair damage caused by a burst water main over the weekend.

Traffic is now flowing both city-bound and out-bound on the junction.

Some of the original work is still going on at the site, meaning the temporary restriction on traffic turning left from Ravensbridge Drive on St Margaret’s Way will remain in place.

A temporary one-way restriction will also remain on Abbey Gate, leading to Ravensbridge Drive. Some off-highway works will also continue.

The re-opening of the route comes as part of the city council’s traditional Christmas moratorium which sees major roads works eased over the festive period.

Extensive work is being carried out at Ravensbridge Drive, along with nearby Blackbird Road and Anstey Lane as part of the latest phase of a project to improve key routes between the city centre and developments on the city’s northwest boundary and beyond.

Throughout the works, local diversions have been clearly signposted and drivers advised to consider using an alternative route to avoid the disruption.

The work is all is part of the wider, six-year, £19million Leicester North West Major Transport Project, which will improve links between the city, key developments such as Ashton Green on the north west of the city, and to the city’s Western bypass, the A46 and A50 corridors.

It is also specifically designed to support the wider £240million redevelopment of the city’s Waterside area, where developers are creating hundreds of new homes, offices and workplaces.

The Leicester North West Major Transport Project is funded by a combination of Government Local Growth Fund (LGF) money, allocated by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) and council contributions.

Completed phases of the project include extensive improvements to the A50/Groby Road and nearby roundabouts, and resurfacing on New Parks Way which both took place in summer 2016.

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