Remaining parts of Leicester's Belgrave flyover demolished

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

Work to demolish and remove remaining parts of a 1970s flyover has begun in Leicester.

The Belgrave flyover is being removed as part of a project to improve the area, improving connections between the Golden Mile and Leicester city centre.

A road closure is in place until 23 March, to enable the southern half of the flyover to be removed.

Leicester City Council expects the work to cause ongoing disruption to buses and other traffic in the area.

The Leicester Mercury spoke to a bus passenger who said he was kept waiting for over an hour.

The council has advised people to check its website for information on updated bus services and road diversions.

Completed for Diwali

People are also being encouraged to use park and ride services.

The landmark has been closed since 1 February for preparatory work.

Redevelopment work includes making changes to the roundabout and a new car park.

The majority of the work is expected to be completed by October 2014, in time for Diwali celebrations on the Golden Mile and Cossington Street Recreation Ground.

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