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Major phase of Vaughan Way works to get underway

Published on Thursday, March 15, 2018

From Monday, March 19, work will begin on removing the existing kerb line of Vaughan Way and widening the carriageway, from the corner of Causeway Lane to the service entrance to John Lewis.


Throughout the works, two lanes of traffic will remain open in each direction during the day. At night lane restrictions will take place but Vaughan Way will still remain open throughout.


No diversions are needed for this phase of works as the inner ring road itself will remain open to traffic. Advance warning signs are due to be put in place to advise drivers of the works.


Ongoing works at Great Central Street are due to end in late April, after which a further phase of work will begin, focusing on the junction of Highcross Street and Vaughan Way.


The road works are all part of an extensive investment and redevelopment scheme by developers Charles Street Buildings.


The scheme involves refurbishing and bringing back into commercial use the former Great Central Station as part of a wider £50million development including two new hotels, the creation of 35,000 sq ft of new office space and a new public realm open area, on the former Stibbe site on between Great Central Street and Vaughan Way.


It will also incorporate a new ‘super-crossing’ across Vaughan Way itself, improving connectivity between the city centre, the new developments and the city’s Waterside area.


Leicester City Council is contributing £2.4million towards the highway work as part of the Connecting Leicester programme.


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