Skip to main content

Change to weekend closure at site of new Tesco

Picture of road signs

Construction work is continuing on the new Tesco Express store at the junction of the A47 Hinckley Road and Kirby Lane, Kirby Muxloe.

However, the county council has been informed by developers, working on behalf of the supermarket giant, that the proposed weekend closure from tonight (Fri 7th) until Monday morning has now been put back to the weekend of 22nd and 23rd February.

The work being carried out involves a new entrance and exit from the car park and associated changes to the traffic signals, including better crossing facilities for pedestrians. There will also be carriageway resurfacing.

Work started two weeks ago and has also involved the full closure of Kirby Lane for the duration of the works to allow two-way, unrestricted traffic flow on the A47.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire County Council said: “We are doing all we can, as the highways authority, to minimise the impact on road users and keep them regularly informed of any changes."

Diversions for Kirby Muxloe residents during the works:

Travelling to Kirby Muxloe from Leicester:

Traffic will be diverted on to Ratby Lane at the A47 Hinckley Road/Ratby Lane junction and then via Ratby Lane, Main Street and Station Road to get to Kirby Lane. The arrangements are vice versa for motorists travelling to Leicester from the Kirby Lane area

Travelling to Kirby Muxloe from Hinckley:

Traffic will be diverted onto Leicester Lane (B582) at the A47 Hinckley Road/Leicester Lane B582 junction and then via Leicester Lane, Barns Way, Station Road, Desford; Desford Lane, Newtown Unthank; Desford Lane, Hedgerow Lane, Station Road, Kirby Muxloe. The arrangements are vice versa for those travelling to Hinckley from the Kirby Lane area

For the weekend closure (22nd Feb to 23rd Feb):

Leicester-bound traffic will be diverted on to the B582 Desford Road at the Hinckley Road A47/B582 Desford Road junction and then via the B582 Desford Road, B4114 Enderby to A563, A563 from B4114 to the A47 and vice versa for traffic leaving the city.

Local bus diversions:

During the closure of Kirby Lane, buses which normally run along Station Road and Kirby Lane to join the A47 Hinckley Road will divert via Main Street, Kirby Muxloe and then on to Ratby Road to join the A47 and vice versa. Buses that normally run along the Hinckley Road A47 will be unaffected.

For the weekend closure, buses travelling from Kirby Muxloe will follow the above diversion. Buses travelling along the A47 Hinckley Road will divert via Kings Drive, Rushmere Walk and Stafford Leys and vice versa.

Diversion routes for HGVs which are available to view at



Top of page