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Belgrave Circle Works



Page updated on 24th October 2014.

We're about to start work on the second and final phase of improvements to Belgrave Circle and the Golden Mile. 


Earlier this 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 was stopped on 22nd October for the Diwali celebrations, and will restart on 27th October. 


The second and final phase of works will start after this date, which includes works at Belgrave Gate, to the south of Belgrave Circle.


This will include the creation of 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.


All the remaining works will be completed by March 2015.


Traffic and travel information

Some lane restrictions will be in place during the works, at times reducing to one lane in either direction.


From Monday 27th to Friday 31st October, the Abbey Park Street / Belgrave Road junction will be partially closed for drainage works.


There will still be access from Belgrave Road onto Abbey Park Street, but cars will not be able to get onto Belgrave Road from Abbey Park Street.  Northbound through traffic on Belgrave Road will be temporarily diverted to one lane.


Work will take place between about 7.30am and 5.30pm. All works will be well sign-posted and businesses on the Golden Mile will continue to stay open as normal.


You can get real time traffic updates at twitter.com/atcleicester 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.


See Also

Find out more on how we're transforming our city at leicester.gov.uk/connectingleicester.


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