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Sewer works to affect Aylestone Road this weekend

Published on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Traffic management cones

ROAD users are being warned of likely disruption caused by sewer works beneath part of Aylestone Road which are due to begin this week.

The work, which starts on Friday, September 18, and will last for up to five days, will affect the section of Aylestone Road from its junction with Filbert Street East to its junction with Welford Road, near the Tigers rugby ground. 

The sewer work is being carried out in connection with the nearby Leicester Tigers hotel development at the former Granby Halls site.

The bus lane on that section of Aylestone Road will be removed from use, meaning the pop-up cycle path which runs alongside the Tigers ground will be temporarily unavailable.

Two lanes of the road will remain open to city-bound traffic, and marshals will be on site advising cyclists and pedestrians to use the road crossings at Walnut Street and at Knighton Street, near junction of Welford Road, instead.

Traffic management around the works is the responsibility of the project’s contractors Marshall, and are being carried out by subcontractors UDP.

The scheme is part of a wider £22m redevelopment of the Welford Road site by the Leicester Tigers, to create a five-storey, 191-room hotel complex and an 800-space multi-storey car park.

For details of all traffic and travel in Leicester, visit Area Traffic Control on Twitter via @ATCLeicester

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