Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Work Starts on Leicester Bus Lane

Work is set to start on a controversial scheme to reduce congestion along a busy route into Leicester. The £5m project along the A426 between Blaby and Leicester promises to improve bus reliability, ease traffic and improve safety for cyclists.
When the plans were first announced more than 1,400 Glen Parva residents signed a petition and 100 people protested against the scheme.
The main work starts this week and is expected to last six months.
The Bus Corridor Project is being funded by the Department for Transport, Leicester City and Leicestershire County Councils and Arriva.
The proposals include new 24 hour bus lanes, cycle lanes and improvements to junctions, crossing points and bus stops.

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