New 20mph zone to be implemented

Published on 18 December 2015

A NEW 20mph zone is being introduced in streets around a city primary school.

Leicester City Council has approved the scheme for the streets surrounding Folville Junior School, in Braunstone.

The area is part of the council’s current programme of 20mph zones to cut accidents and encourage cycling and walking.

The new scheme will cover the length of Folville Rise, Bewicke Road, Segrave Road, Ellesmere Road, Burnell Road, Newcombe Road and Ellesmere Place. 

It also covers a section of Fosse Road South between Hallam Crescent East and Gooding Avenue, and a section of Waltham Avenue between Peverel Road and Folville Rise. 

Speed cushions will also be placed at two points in Waltham Avenue, and the zig zag lines outside Folville Junior School’s entrance on Folville Rise will be amended. 

The total cost of the scheme will be about £9,000, funded from the council’s transport capital programme.

The works follow consultation with nearly 400 properties in the area, in which 92 percent backed a 20mph limit, with 87 percent backing speed cushions. 

Detailed designs for the scheme will be drawn up early in the new year, with the road humps being installed and work being completed in April. 

Leicester City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “This scheme is part of our ongoing work to bring in 20mph zones in areas near schools and where local residents want them.”