Major roadworks to take place on the A50 in Leicester over Easter

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A section of the A50 Groby Road in Leicester will be closed for major resurfacing work over part of the Easter holidays.

Further information

The work is on the outbound carriageway between Garland Crescent and the New Parks Way roundabout. Inbound traffic will be able to continue using Groby Road as normal.

The resurfacing is being carried out during the schools holidays, when there is usually about 10 to 15 percent less traffic.

When and where are the closures?

The closures will be in place on the outbound carriageway at the junction of Groby Road and Fosse Road North from the afternoon of Saturday 8 April until the morning of Thursday 13 April.

There will be a single-lane closure between 7am and 1pm on Saturday 8 April, affecting Groby Road outbound, Darlington Road and Mary Road.

The road will be fully closed outbound from 1pm on Saturday 8 April until 5am on Thursday 13 April.

From 5am on Monday 10 April, traffic exiting Heathley Park Drive will be able to turn right towards New Parks Way roundabout following the completion of work along that section of road. 

Through traffic will be diverted outbound along Blackbird Road, Anstey Lane and Glenfrith Way.

Advance warning signs will be in place on the inner ring road from Vaughan Way, offering traffic the option of using St Margaret’s Way, Abbey Lane, Red Hill Way and Krefeld Way. 

Will bus services be affected?

Inbound bus services will operate normally throughout the works. During the closure on 8 and 9 April, the only outbound bus stop served in the area will be the stop west of Fosse Road junction and the outbound stops on Buckminster Road.

From 10 April the service will again use the regular bus stops on the route, or nearby replacement temporary stops.

Can I still cycle along the route?

Yes. The inbound cycleway will be fully operational. The outbound section will still be operational but will be reduced by 1m from the kerb edge between Garland Crescent and New Parks Way, to allow for pedestrian barriers and safety/working areas to be put in place.

Why is this work being done?

The poor condition of the carriageway has been raised locally by ward councillors and residents, including a petition complaining about the noise of traffic using the uneven, damaged road surface.

Where can I get further updates?

Our Area Traffic Control post real-time traffic and travel updates on Twitter.