A £10.7m scheme to tackle congestion and improve road links between the county and the city has finished on schedule, despite the COVID-19 restrictions.
The county council led on the delivery of the improvements on behalf of the city council, which has seen a range of measures introduced on the A5630 Anstey Lane and A46 roundabout, in north-west Leicester, to increase capacity and improve journey times.
The scheme involved:
- Turning the single-lane section of road between the A46 interchange and Bennion Road roundabout into a dual carriageway;
- Creating additional lanes at the approach to the roundabouts at both junctions and installing new traffic lights;
- Improving pedestrian and cycling routes along the busy stretch of road.
The improvements are designed to help accommodate the extra traffic that will be generated by the 3,000-home Ashton Green development by Leicester City Council. It will also support growth anticipated from future housing developments in the north of Leicester and in the county.
Councillor Trevor Pendleton, a cabinet member for highways and transport, said: