A busy road junction in Leicester will be closed overnight for two weeks from Monday (September 14).
The inbound side of Welford Road is to be closed around the Freemen’s Common site from 7pm to 6am for five nights.
The resurfacing work taking place is the latest phase of major highways improvement works to the stretch of Welford Road as part of the redevelopment scheme taking place at the University of Leicester.
The university is investing £150m in transforming its Freemen’s Common site off Welford Road and is spending £1.5m on highway and junction improvements in the area linked to that scheme.
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As a result, the inbound stretch of road between Putney Road to University Road will be closed overnight.
Outbound traffic will be unaffected during that time.
However, from Monday September 21, the outbound stretch will be closed, as well as University Road at its junction with Welford Road – from 7pm until 6am for up to five nights.
At this time, inbound lanes will be open as normal.
The city council says diversions routes will be in place and signposted on main routes leading to the junction.
The road will fully reopen to traffic in the daytime to help minimise disruption.
When complete, the Freemen’s Common development will include accommodation for around 1,200 students; a café for both students and the wider community; a new 550-space multi-storey car park; a Teaching and Learning Centre, as well as a refurbishment and extension of the Grade II listed Freemen’s Cottages.
The university is also making a financial contribution towards improvements at Saffron Lane Stadium and Victoria Park.
Highways works are being carried out by Danaher & Walsh, under contract to Engie, the construction company leading on the university’s major redevelopment scheme.