Leicester City Council has announced plans for the demolition of the Belgrave Flyover.
The result was announced by Peter Soulsby, City Mayor, and Keith Vaz, MP for Leicester East, to residents at the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre. There were 969 responses to the consultation, with two-thirds of residents choosing to go for the shorter option.
Two people who responded were selected to help start the demolition works – Dhamjibhai Parmar and Kuvarben Parmar, who are both residents at the nearby ASRA sheltered housing complex, will kick off the demolition.
Pictured are city Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby, Dharmesh Lakhani, Chairman of Belgrave Business Association and Keith.
Information about the demolition:
From Saturday 15th until Sunday 23rd February, the flyover will be taken down in three large sections, starting with a nine-day road closure of the northern part of the roundabout beneath the flyover.
During that time, traffic won’t be able to exit the junction north towards Belgrave Road or enter the island from the southward inbound carriageway. The rest of the roundabout will remain open as normal.
A second nine-day closure will take place from Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd March to enable the section of the flyover immediately above the southernmost section of the roundabout to be removed. The rest of the junction will remain open as normal.
Works will take place from 7am to midnight during the two week-long closures, although the noisiest works will be done during the day.
During the rest of the demolition works, traffic can keep using the roundabout. Businesses on Belgrave Road will also continue to trade as normal throughout the entire project.
To find out further information you can contact the Leicester City Council Customer Services team on 0116 454 1000 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.