Plans to redevelop Belgrave Gate costing £2m revealed

Artist's impression of the proposed changes to Belgrave Gate

Leicester City Council have revealed new plans to redevelop the Belgrave Gate area in the city centre.

The £2million development will improve the road linking the Golden Mile to Leicester city centre.

The aim is to create a safer and more attractive route for pedestrians and cyclists along Belgrave Gate, from the new Haymarket Bus Station to the Belgrave flyover.

Artist’s impression of proposed journey from Burleys Way

A new off-road cycle lane will be created on both sides of Belgrave Gate, and footpaths will be reconstructed.

The road will be narrowed, with the traffic lanes reduced to one in each direction.

Improvements will also be proposed 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 inbound bus lane between Melton Street and St Mark’s Street will also be removed. This will allow for a separate cycleway and footpath to be installed.

If the Belgrave Gate proposals are given the go-ahead, work is expected to begin in January 2018 and could take up to a year to complete.

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