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Investment in road surface improvements at five safety camera sites

Published on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

ROAD surface improvements are due to be carried out at five city safety camera sites as part of work to upgrade the technology they use.

Leicester City Council is carrying out a series of patch repairs at a number of junctions where the cameras’ sensors need to be re-installed just beneath the road surface.

The work will involve a series of one-day closures at the junctions affected, in a programme of works costing £62,000. Of that, £25,000 will come from the city council’s capital programme, and the remaining £37,000 met by the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership (LLRRSP).

The work ties in with an announcement earlier this year by the LLRRSP about its £1million programme to replace obsolete technology in its cameras across the region.

The overhaul involves upgrading both speed cameras and red light cameras from using traditional manual film to digital technology to improve reliability.

Work will take place as follows:

  • Glenhills Way’s inbound carriageway between Sturdee Road and Lutterworth Road will be closed to through traffic from 7pm on Sunday, July 1.
  • Aylestone Road outbound between Banks Road and Paigle Road, on Sunday, July 1, with two-way traffic lights in operation from 4pm.
  • Narborough Road outbound between Haddenham Road and Fullhurst Avenue, will be fully closed from 9am on Sunday, July 8.
  • St Margarets Way outbound will be closed at the junction of Ravensbridge Drive on Sunday, July 8, from 9am.
  • Hinckley Road outbound between Fosse Road Central and Woodville Road will be fully closed on Sunday, July 15, from 9am.

Leicester City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “These works are part of an investment by the LLRRSP in upgrading both speed cameras and red light cameras across the city and county by replacing outdated equipment with more reliable modern technology.

“The sensors these cameras rely upon need to be placed beneath the road surface, which means we can combine that work with some minor resurfacing work needed at the same sites.

“The result will be both improvements to the road surfaces, and significantly more efficient safety cameras on our roads.”

In each case the work is being done on a Sunday, when traffic is lighter, and where any closures are involved they will be clearly signposted.

Details of all traffic and travel are available from Area Traffic Control via @ATCLeicester