Leicester's Belgrave Circle project in final phase

Belgrave flyover on 14 March
Image caption Work to demolish Belgrave flyover began in February

Work to improve road layout and cycle paths in the Golden Mile area of Leicester is set to begin following a major demolition project.

The work at Belgrave Circle is part of a Leicester City Council project to improve connections between the area and the city centre.

Demolition of the 1970s-built Belgrave flyover was completed in March.

The work, starting on Tuesday, will create new parking spaces for shoppers along with a series of cycle lanes.

Some traffic congestion and disruption of bus services are expected in the area during the work, but roads will remain open.

The new layout will feature two lanes of traffic in each direction along Belgrave Road, widening to three lanes as the road approaches the Belgrave Circle roundabout.

Footpaths and cycleways are included in the design to help make cycling and walking safer, a council spokesman said.

The work is due to be completed by October in time for the city's Diwali celebrations.

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