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Ongoing transport projects

Plans and proposals for projects which are part of the Connecting Leicester and Transforming Cities Fund programme.

Belgrave Gate improvements

We are on site at present improving the stretch of the road linking Leicester’s Golden Mile to the city centre to create a safer and more attractive route for pedestrians and cyclists along Belgrave Gate, from Haymarket Bus Station to Belgrave Circle.

New off-road cycle lanes on both sides of Belgrave Gate, between Abbey Street and Burleys Way have been created and footpaths reconstructed. The road has been resurfaced and bus stops and new loading bays provided.

Improvements are currently taking place to the Burleys Way roundabout, with a new shared footpath and cycleway running underneath the flyover, proving a more direct and safer route along Belgrave Gate.

The existing Lotus Flowers public art were relocated to nearby Archdeacon Lane next to Charter Street, where a new bridge has been installed to provide an additional entrance into Abbey Park.

North of Burleys Way, a separate cycleway and footpath has now been created along the central reservation, to link in with improvements made to Belgrave Circle following the removal of the flyover.

Resurfacing work will be carried out around Burleys roundabout and its slip roads from Monday 11 January. The work will involve overnight road closures between 6pm and 6am on weekdays for up to three weeks.

You can view the plans and artists impressions on the documents below:

Clock Tower and Church Gate street improvements

Following the opening of Savoy Street, which provides a new route for buses serving the north and west of the city, the city centre pedestrian zone has been extended to include Haymarket and a section of Church Gate. Work is now taking place to improve the public realm in the extended pedestrian zone using high quality surfacing to create an environment that encourages greater footfall which will support businesses and encourage regeneration in the area. The project also includes the provision of a new taxi rank on Belgrave Gate near the theatre steps.

Work is also taking place to repave the area around the clock tower in natural porphyry stone paving. These works will create a significant area of open space in a key area of the city centre.

The work around the clock tower is programmed to complete in late autumn 2021 with the completion of work on Church Gate programmed for Spring 2021.

Granby Street regeneration gateway

We are planning to pedestrianise part of Granby Street and deliver a series of infrastructure improvements on Northampton Street and Dover Street to create a high-quality gateway into the city centre. Key features of the scheme include:

  • Pedestrianisation of Granby Street between its junction with Northampton Street and the Central Ring Road.
  • Filling in existing bays on Granby Street to create a wider footway and raising the carriageway to provide a level surface.
  • Alterations to the Granby Street contra-flow cycle lane to improve conditions for cyclists.
  • Closure of the Dover Street junction with Granby Street and alterations to Dover Street itself to maintain local access.
  • Narrowing the carriageway on Northampton Street to create a wider footway.
  • The creation of a new loading bay at Northampton Square.
  • General public realm enhancements including new trees.
You can view the plan and artists impression on the documents below:

Horsefair Street and Pocklington's Walk

We’re going to improve these streets which form a key route into the city centre from the south and especially for buses. Footways will be widened and segregated cycle facilities provided where necessary. Bus stops and taxi ranks will be relocated and the whole space made more user friendly. The footway and existing carriageway space will be reconstructed to provide improved footways and a contraflow cycle lane, with new paving block materials used along footpaths.

A new path has been formed within Town Hall Square to link to Dolphin Square and the Market. 

This scheme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and work is due to get underway on Pocklington’s Walk November 2020. The overall improvement scheme will be carried out in phases to minimise disruption, but some road closures will be required. Details will be publicised closer to the start date.

You can see plans and artist impressions below: 

You can see the letter of notification issued to residents and businesses, including contact details for the Contractor, below:

The traffic management for the latest phase of the works can be seen on the below plan. This phase is due to run from March 2021 to June 2021. Further traffic management plans will be published here as and when they are live.

Disabled parking is available throughout the duration of the works on:

  • Friars Lane
  • Bowling Green Street
  • Bishops Street

Please follow diversion route to access.

Additional disabled parking bays will be available on:

  • Market Place South from end of July
  • Horsefair Street from end of June

Market Place South/Dolphin Square

As part of the continuing improvements to the market area, we are going to improve this street to complement the other works that have already taken place. This will include improving facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, and making circulation through the area much easier, especially for pedestrians.

In addition, a building has already been demolished to make a much better visual and physical pedestrian connection between the Market and Town Hall Square through Dolphin Square.

This scheme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and works on Market Place South will commence November 2020.

You can see the plan below:

You can see the letter of notification issued to residents and businesses, including contact details for the Contractor, below:

The traffic management for latest phase of the works can be seen on the below plan. This phase is due to run from November 2020 to February 2021. Further traffic management plans will be published here as and when they are live.

St Margaret's Bus Station

Leicester’s St Margaret’s Bus Station is now temporarily closed to the public. The building will be demolished and replaced by a new, energy efficient building that is set to be the first carbon neutral bus station in the UK. Construction work is due to begin late-spring 2021. Further information about the project can be found on the St Margaret's Bus Station section.

Temporary bus stops will be in place whilst the work is carried out. Details can be found on the map below:

Help with documents 

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