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Road to close for resurfacing as part of major highway improvement scheme

Lancaster Road cycle track

ROAD closures will be in place on part of Leicester’s inner ring road next week as work on a major highway improvement scheme nears completion.

A stretch of Tigers Way, between Welford Road and Regent Road, will be closed to traffic in both directions between 7am and 8pm for up to five days from Monday (8 June).

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via Welford Road, University Road and Regent Road during the works.

The temporary closure is required to allow resurfacing work to be carried out as part of the Lancaster Road improvement scheme.

Leicester City Council is creating a new two-way cycle lane from the junction of Victoria Park Road and Queens Road, across Victoria Park, along the full length of Lancaster Road and onto Nelson Mandela Park. The new cycle track will then link to the recently completed cycle lane on Welford Road.

As part of the work, significant improvements are being made to the existing crossing linking Lancaster Road to Nelson Mandela Park, where a new parallel crossing for pedestrians and cyclists is being created.

The Lancaster Road improvement scheme will support the city’s recently published Covid-19 Transport Recovery Plan, which sets out planned actions for the coming months to create space for social distancing and safe travelling throughout the city, ranging from pop-up cycling and walking schemes to bringing forward infrastructure projects.

It is backed by £950,000 of Government cash from the Transforming Cities Fund.