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Belgrave Circle Works

Page updated on 13th January 2015.

We've started work on the final phase of improvements to Belgrave Circle and the Golden Mile. 

Last year, the Belgrave Flyover was demolished in the first phase of a multi-million project to improve connections between the Golden Mile and the city centre.

As part of the new works, additional traffic lanes are being created in space previously taken up by the flyover. There will be two lanes for cars heading north along Belgrave Road, and an additional southbound lane at the entrance to Belgrave Circle.

A new cycle and walkway will be installed from Belgrave Road and across Belgrave Circle itself, along with improved street lighting, and the junctions of Belgrave Circle with Dysart Way and Abbey Park Road will also be improved and resurfaced.

Work at Belgrave Gate, to the south of Belgrave Circle, includes new car parking, some alterations to footways on the Abbey Park Street side of Belgrave Circle, and work on the central reservation to the south of the old flyover.

We’re carrying out the project with our partners, Sainsbury’s*. The former Sainsbury's store at Belgrave Road has already been demolished as part of the scheme.

The final phase of work will be finished by the end of March 2015.

Traffic and travel information

Works on the Abbey Park Road junction will start mid-January, and restrictions will be in place. Works on the Dysart Way junction start mid-February, where there will be a short road closure and diversions in place.

The new car park will be completed in February. Donaldson Road car park is being improved and will be closed to the public until 18th February.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

You can get real time traffic updates at and BBC Leicester (104.9FM)*.  

Our demolition consultation 

Before demolition work started, we asked residents and local businesses to give us their views on two proposed options for demolishing the flyover. 

We had nearly 1,000 responses to our consultation. Two-thirds backed the short option to carry out the work over nine weeks. A third of responses supported the longer option of demolishing the flyover over 14 weeks.

Get more information

Read our extensive list of questions and answers

You can also call our Customer Services team on 0116 454 1000 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.

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