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Frog Island resurfacing works planned for Easter break

Roadworks sign

RESURFACING work is due to be carried out on a busy road through Leicester’s Waterside area over the schools’ Easter break.

The work will see temporary roads closures in place on Frog Island and Northgate Street – between its junctions with Abbey Gate and Pingle Street – from Monday 25 March for up to ten days. 

However, the roadworks will pause over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April, when traffic is expected to be busier.

Work will start at the Abbey Gate junction with Woodgate. This will also require Abbey Gate to be closed to traffic, between Bradgate Street and Woodgate, for up to three days. The junction is expected to reopen from Thursday 28 March.

Resurfacing works will then continue along Frog Island up to its junction with Pingle Street. Work is expected to be complete by Friday 5 April

Well-signed diversions will be place via St Margaret's Way, Ravensbridge Drive, Anstey Lane, Glenfrith Way, and Groby Road during the works.

Bus services that normally use Frog Island and Northgate Street to Woodgate will be using St Margaret's Way and Ravensbridge Drive during the roadworks

Marshalled access for local residents and businesses will be maintained.

The resurfacing works are part of an ongoing programme of highways improvement on Woodgate and Frog Island. 

An inbound lane closure will remain in place on Frog Island and Northgate until late April, before a final phase of resurfacing is carried out. This is planned to take place from Monday 29 April, for up to five days.

Leicester City Council’s director of city highways, Martin Fletcher, said: “This is a busy route in and out the city, but in order to do this work safely we need to close sections of it temporarily.

“We’re doing this during the school holidays to make the most of the reduced amount of traffic and have put in place diversions and will also maintain access for residents and businesses. We will also be pausing the works over the Easter bank holiday when traffic is busier.

“Major resurfacing work of this nature is vital in order to keep the city’s streets in good condition to cope with the demands of a growing city.”