Roadworks and closures

Find information on roadworks and closures. All the latest detailed information on works in the city and across Leicestershire can be found on the Leicester traffic and travel map.

Further information

Current works

Severn Trent works on Anstey Lane

Severn Trent Water will be carrying out essential works on Anstey Lane from 15 July for up to six weeks.

The work will focus on a section of Anstey Lane near the Severn Trent Water premises at Leicester Water Centre, which is near the rear of Gilroes Cemetery. The major repairs and relining work started back in 2018, but Severn Trent Water came across difficulties which they have now resolved for the works to resume.  

Below is a summary of the planned works, road closures and diversions:

  • Anstey Lane will be closed to inbound traffic between the Glenfrith Way/Krefield Way roundabout and the Beaumont Walk footpath. A diversion will take inbound traffic via Glenfrith Way, Groby Road and Blackbird Road.
  • Darenth Drive will only be accessible from the northbound lane of Anstey Lane. Vehicles exiting Darenth Drive will only be able to turn right (northbound) onto Anstey Lane. Diversion routes will be signposted.
  • A single inbound lane closure on the short section of Anstey Lane, between the outer ring road and the roundabout with Bennion Road will also be put in place.
  • Outbound traffic will be able to continue using the route, which will temporarily be one way. 

Further details on the works and latest information can be found on Severn Trent Water's website, Facebook and Twitter accounts or by ringing their 24hr helpline: 0800 783 4444.


General traffic updates from the local media

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Emergency works around the city

Emergency works may result in our planned schedules changing at very short notice. For more information about emergency works around the city please ring us on 0116 454 3710.