Source: City of Leicester
Published on Thursday, August 22, 2019
DRIVERS are being reminded of forthcoming overnight closures of a busy road junction as part of a major improvement scheme.
Work is taking place at the junction of Ravensbridge Drive, Abbey Gate and the A6 St Margaret’s Way.
Overnight closures are due to take place on four consecutive nights, from Tuesday, August 27, to Friday, August 30, with the road fully closed from Ravensbridge Drive in both directions between St Margaret’s Way and Abbey Gate.
On each night the road will close to all traffic from 7pm until 6am the following morning in time for rush hour traffic to use it.
Contractors Tarmac Trading Ltd are carrying out the work. Diversions will be in place during the work, directing traffic via St Margaret’s Way and Blackbird Road. Businesses on Ravensbridge Drive can still be accessed from Blackbird Road, with Abbey Gate accessible from Woodgate.
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.
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