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Improvement work planned for popular walking and cycling route

Improvement work planned for popular walking and cycling route

Improvements to a popular walking and cycling route will be carried out next week. Work is due to begin on 29 th November to widen…

Tuesday, Nov 23

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Improvements to a popular walking and cycling route will be carried out next week.

Work is due to begin on 29 th November to widen a short section of the footpath on the Great Central Way between Gilmorton Avenue and Soar Valley Way, providing more space for walkers and cyclists as well as improving the path’s surface and drainage.

The scheme will be split into two phases, either side of the Soar Valley Way bridge. It will take approximately 11 weeks to complete.

The works will also include the removal of barriers at access points to the route on Soar Valley Way and Gilmorton Avenue, to provide easier access for all users.

The route is a well-used link between the Everards Meadows development, Leicester city centre and residential areas of Glen Parva.

The work will be undertaken by Leicester City Council. Some temporary footpath closures will be needed while the work is carried out, and alternative routes will be signposted. Full path closure will take place between the hours of 7.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

The scheme will cost £110,000 and is being funded via the Department for Transport (DfT). The DfT awarded the money to sustainable transport charity Sustrans, which works closely with the council, and has arranged for the city council to carry out the work.(Ends)

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