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Latest 20mph scheme works being installed over summer holidays

Published on Thursday, July 26, 2018

TRAFFIC-calming measures are being installed at a number of sites across the city as part of the latest series of 20mph zones in residential areas and near schools.

Leicester City Council is carrying out the installation work for a series of recently-approved schemes where residents have requested measures to cut traffic speeds.

Work is already underway on putting the 20mph zone in place outside Kestrel’s Fields Primary School in Hamilton, which will continue until mid-August. The £90,000 scheme is being funded entirely by developers as part of an agreement over planned new homes in East Hamilton.

At Stonesby Avenue in Eyres Monsell, work will get underway on a £56k scheme on July 29 and 30 to install traffic-calming measures, while in Evington Village work will take place from July 29, installing road humps as part of a 20mph zone in the streets surrounding Linden Primary School. The £60k project will involve a closure of Main Street for five days.

The works are all part of a rolling programme of 20mph zones in areas where requested by residents during public consultations.

They are being carried out during the school summer holidays when there is less traffic on the roads.

Leicester City Council’s city highways director, Martin Fletcher, said: “These are schemes which have been approved following consultations with local residents, to reduce traffic speeds and improve road safety in their communities.

“The lower levels of traffic during the school holidays, especially in areas near schools, means we are able to get these schemes installed in time for the start of the new term.”

Full details of all traffic and travel in the city are available from Area Traffic Control on @ATCLeicester