London Road improvement works FAQs

Frequently asked questions and answers relating to improvement works on London Road.

Further information

Why is this work being done?

The London Road improvement works which began in October 2018, are part of the wider Connecting Leicester programme, which is improving routes into and through the city centre and helping to make it more attractive to residents, visitors, businesses, investors and developers.

What will be the benefits?

Creating a safer and more attractive route for pedestrians and cyclists with the introduction of:

  • Dedicated off-road cycle lanes;
  • Side roads will be raised to pavement level at their junctions with London Road. This will help give priority to pedestrians and cyclists;
  • Traffic signals schemes at major junctions will also be revamped to give cyclists a head-start and reduce conflict with traffic turning left;
  • Improved road crossings; and
  • improved surfacing on the carriageway and footway.

How much will the work cost? Who is carrying it out?

The costs of the works are approximately £3.9million. The works will be carried out by Eurovia, one of the world's leading transport infrastructure construction and development companies. 

When will the work take place?

The second phase of the works started in January 2019, with improvements to Waterloo Way junction in front of the Railway Station and Evington Road/Granville Road junction. The work to these junctions including resurfacing works were completed in May. The remaining works including the inbound footway and cycleway are expected to continue to late-summer 2019.

You can find a summary of key dates for these works on the London Road improvements works page


Will traffic be disrupted?

Some off-peak lane restrictions may be required while this work is carried out, but two lanes of traffic will be maintained during the busy peak periods to help minimise delays.

While resurfacing works are undertaken there will be some lane closures in place.

Will diversions be put in place?

Diversions will be put in place and the routes will be clearly signed. Full details of road closures and diversions can be found on the London Road improvements works page.

Will it affect bus services?

Any bus stops that need to be moved will be relocated to nearby temporary bus stops. If you would like further information on bus diversions please check with your bus service before travelling, alternatively you can go to the Haymarket Bus Station information desk or send us an email.

Businesses and residents

Will there be noise disruption for local residents and businesses?

Unfortunately, disruption is inevitable. Residents and businesses living near the redevelopment areas will be kept up to date on issues such as noise and disruption from the works. 

However, we are taking the approach which gets the work done in the fastest possible time, in order to minimise the amount of time noise affects local residents. The noisiest parts of the operations will also stop by midnight.

More information

If you have any other queries or concerns, please contact our customer service centre on 0116 454 1001 between 8am and 6pm (Monday to Friday).

The plans for the works are attached at the bottom of this page.