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Car park to close for three weeks as York Road scheme progresses

Published on Friday, August 30, 2019

York Road artisit's impression

MOTORISTS are being warned that the surface level car park on Leicester’s Upper Brown Street will be closed for up to three weeks from Monday (2 Sep).

The closure is required for work on the £1.4million York Road improvement project to progress. Upper Brown Street itself will also be closed to traffic, with diversions in place.

Pedestrian access will be maintained, and traffic marshals will be onsite to assist with deliveries.

The multi-story car park on Newarke Street will be open as normal, but people will need to follow an alternative route to its entrance.

Leicester City Council is carrying out improvements to York Road – which connects Welford Road and Oxford Street – to create a safer and more attractive route for pedestrians and cyclists.

The road will be largely pedestrianised between its junction with Oxford Street and Newarke Street car park and remodelled so that motorists must turn left upon leaving the car park. This means most of the road will be free from traffic.

Vehicle access along the main stretch of York Road will only be permitted for residents, blue badge holders and businesses in the area.

Footpaths will be widened in some areas and reconstructed in high-quality blocks, similar in appearance to Silver Street and Guildhall Lane.

The improvements will fill a missing link between the new £35million development on King Street, at the city centre end of New Walk, and De Montfort University’s campus on Millstone Lane, which has also recently seen a multi-million-pound investment.

The York Road improvement scheme is on schedule for completion by November 2019.