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Resurfacing work to take place on Belgrave Gate

Published on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

PART of a busy city centre road is due to be closed this weekend while resurfacing work is carried out.

The inbound lane of Belgrave Gate, between Charles Street and Burleys Way roundabout, will be closed to all traffic from 7pm on Friday 22 February until late evening on Sunday 24 February.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place, via Burleys Way and Abbey Street.

The resurfacing work will also affect Gower Street, Wilton Street and Jubilee Street, which will be closed at their junction with Belgrave Gate. Diversions will be in place.

The resurfacing work is part of a £1.9million scheme to create a safer and more attractive route for pedestrians and cyclists along the stretch of Belgrave Gate, from the new Haymarket Bus Station to Belgrave Circle.

The first phase of work – up to Burleys Way roundabout - involves the creation of new segregated cycle lanes on both sides of Belgrave Gate and the reconstruction of existing paths in high-quality resin-bonded gravel. Bus stops and pedestrian crossing are also being improved.

The improvements are being carried out by Leicester City Council as part of the wider Connecting Leicester programme.

A second phase of work – due to get under way later this summer – will see improvements made to Burleys Way roundabout, with a new shared footpath and cycleway running underneath the flyover, providing a more direct and safer route along Belgrave Gate.

Work to remove existing trees from the roundabout will be carried out at the beginning of March. The trees – which are in a poor condition – will be removed to open up the roundabout and help create the new route. Replacement tree planting will take place on the roundabout and on streets approaching it as part of the scheme.

For more information of the Belgrave Road improvement scheme and other projects visit www.leicester.gov.uk/connectingleicester