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Reminder of next phase of Ravensbridge Drive works

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2019

Road closure street sign

DRIVERS are being reminded of a road closure affecting a busy junction this weekend in the next phase of a major improvement scheme.

Work is nearing completion at the junction of Ravensbridge Drive and the A6 St Margaret’s Way.

The junction is currently open to traffic,but will be fully closed in both directions from 7pm on Friday, March 22, to 6am on Monday, March 25, to allow the road to be resurfaced.

There will also be some temporary lane closures on the night on Monday, March 25, for final work in traffic signals to be carried out.

During those hours there will be no access to Ravensbridge Drive from St Margaret’s Way. Abbey Gate will also be closed to traffic at its junction with Ravensbridge Drive at the same time. Local diversions will be in place.

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.

Full details of traffic and travel in Leicester are available from Area Traffic Control on Twitter via @ATCLeicester