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Belgrave Circle Works

Page updated on 8th August 2014.

We've started work on the next 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.

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.

Traffic and travel information

Some lane restrictions will be in place during the works, at times reducing to one lane in either direction, but there are no planned road closures. 

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 and BBC Leicester (104.9FM)*.   

Diwali celebrations

Works will be well advanced before Diwali celebrations in October. Works will be stopped during this period to ensure they do not clash with the festivities.

Phase one work will stop on 10th October for the Diwali lights switch on, starting again on 13th October. There will be a further break in works from midday on 22nd October until 27th October for the Diwali Day celebrations. 

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.

All the remaining works will be completed by March 2015.

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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