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Latest stage of roadworks at Ravensbridge Drive

Published on Thursday, April 25, 2019

Roadworks traffic sign

FURTHER roadworks are taking place over the coming weeks as part of a traffic improvement scheme affecting a busy road junction in Leicester.

Work is nearing completion in a scheme to improve and remodel the junction of Ravensbridge Drive and the A6 St Margaret’s Way, as part of a larger project improving road links into that part of the city.

The junction is currently open to traffic in both directions, but a series of overnight closures will come into effect from Monday, April 29, to Friday, May 3, meaning the junction will be fully closed in both directions from 7pm to 6am each day.

Traffic will still be able to use the route outbound during the daytime. Work will involve completing footpaths and kerbs across the whole site.

The route will reopen in both directions from Saturday, May 4, to Thursday, May 9.

Finally, the junction will be fully closed in both directions on the weekend of Friday, May 10, to Sunday, May 12, for resurfacing work to be completed. The route will then reopen in both directions at 4pm on Sunday in time for the morning rush-hour.

Local signposted diversions will be in place throughout the closure times.

Director of City Highways at Leicester City Council, Martin Fletcher, said: “This is ongoing, major work, and while traffic diversions will be in place, the lane closures and full junction closure will cause disruption and delays, and people should consider using another route if possible.”

Leicester City Council is working with contractors Tarmac Trading Ltd on the project.

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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