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Castle Acres road scheme

Our road work scheme to complement the Crown Estates' Fosse Park extension project, will begin on Monday 1 June 2020 and will last for up to 16 weeks.

Preparatory work for the installing of traffic signals and resurfacing is due to begin at Fosse Park West and on the Leicester outer ring road on Monday, 1 June. These initial works will last eight weeks with a series of lane closures, which is hoped to have minimal disruption to journeys. This will be followed by 4-6 weeks of installing traffic signals and resurfacing, diversions will be in place with routes will be clearly signposted.

Developers, Crown Estates’ expansion plans for the existing retail park which include new units and a food court are planned to be completed by October 2020.

Temporary road closures will be required to undertake the carriageway resurfacing works from Sunday 26 July 2020. The works will be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am. The works will be phased as follows:

Phase 1

Sunday 26 July, 8pm – Monday 27 July, 6am
Thursday 30 July, 8pm – Friday 31 July, 6am
Friday 31 July, 8pm – Saturday 1 August, 6am

  • There will be no access from Soar Valley Way for traffic to travel straight on at Everards roundabout onto Lubbesthorpe Way. Traffic will be diverted left from Soar Valley Way onto Narborough Road South, Leicester Road, Smith Way, Penman Way onto Lubbesthorpe Way. 
  • The left filter lane from Narborough South onto Lubbesthorpe Way will be closed. Traffic will be diverted via Leicester Road, Smith Way, Penman Way onto Lubbesthorpe Way.

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Phase 2

Sunday 26 July, 8pm – Monday 27 July, 6am
Wednesday 29 July, 8pm – Thursday 30 July, 6am
Thursday 30 July, 8pm –  Friday 31 July, 6am

  • There be no access from Narborough South for traffic to travel straight on or turn right onto Soar Valley Way at Everards roundabout. Traffic will be diverted left onto Lubbesthorpe Way towards the roundabout at the Meridian South intersection and follow the signed diversion route south along Lubbesthorpe Way back to the Everards roundabout for Narborough Road South north of the roundabout.
  • There will be no access from Soar Valley Way for traffic to travel straight on or turn right at Everards roundabout. Traffic will be diverted left from Soar Valley Way onto Narborough Road South, Leicester Road, Smith Way, Penman Way onto Lubbesthorpe Way.

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Phase 3

Monday 27 July, 8pm – Tuesday 28 July, 6am
Tuesday 28 July, 8pm – Wednesday 29 July, 6am

  • There be no access from Narborough South for traffic to travel straight on or turn right onto Soar Valley Way at Everards roundabout. Traffic will be diverted left onto Lubbesthorpe Way, left onto the A563 at Osiers bridge onto the A5460 towards M1/M69 (J21) roundabout and follow the signed diversion back along the A5460 in an easterly direction to the Fosse Park roundabout onto Narborough Road South.
  • There will be no right turn onto Narborough Road South from Soar Valley Way. Traffic will be diverted via Lubbesthorpe Way, left onto the A563 at Osiers bridge onto the A5460 towards M1/M69 (J21) roundabout and follow the signed diversion back along the A5460 in an easterly direction to the Fosse Park roundabout onto Narborough Road South.
  • Lubbesthorpe Way will be closed from the A563 to Narborough Road South. Traffic will be diverted via right onto the A563, onto the A5460 towards M1/M69 (J21) roundabout and follow the signed diversion back along the A5460 in an easterly direction to the Fosse Park roundabout onto Narborough Road South.

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Phase 4

Sunday 2 August, 8pm – Monday 3 August, 6am
Tuesday 4 August, 8pm – Wednesday 5 August, 6am
Wednesday 5 August, 8pm – Thursday 6 August, 6am

  • Narborough Road South will be closed in a southerly direction between the Fosse Park roundabout. Traffic will be diverted via A563 Lubbesthorpe Way (north), A47 Hinckley Road (east), A47 King Richards Road (east), St Nicholas Circle, Southgates slip, Newarke Street, A5199 Welford Road (south), A563 Asquith Way (west), A563 Attlee Way (west), A563 Glenhills Way (west), A563 Soar Valley Way (west).
  • Lubbesthorpe Way from Osiers bridge will be closed, there will also be no access from Lubbesthorpe Way onto Soar Valley Way. Traffic will be diverted via A563 Lubbesthorpe Way (north), A47 Hinckley Road (east), A47 King Richards Road (east), St Nicholas Circle, Southgates slip, Newarke Street, A5199 Welford Road (south), A563 Asquith Way (west), A563 Attlee Way (west), A563 Glenhills Way (west), A563 Soar Valley Way (west).
  • There will be no right turn from Narborough Road South onto Soar Valley Way. Traffic will be diverted via A563 Lubbesthorpe Way (north), A47 Hinckley Road (east), A47 King Richards Road (east), St Nicholas Circle, Southgates slip, Newarke Street, A5199 Welford Road (south), A563 Asquith Way (west), A563 Attlee Way (west), A563 Glenhills Way (west), A563 Soar Valley Way (west).

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Phase 5

Monday 3 August, 8pm – Tuesday 4 August, 6am
Tuesday 4 August, 8pm – Wednesday 5 August, 6am
Wednesday 5 August, 8pm – Thursday 6 August, 6am
Thursday 6 August, 8pm – Friday 7 August, 6am

  • Soar Valley Way will be closed from Lutterworth Road. Traffic will be diverted via A563 Glenhills Way (east), A563 Attlee Way (east), A563 Asquith Way (east), A5199 Welford Road (north), Almond Road, Aylestone Road, Oxford Street, Southgates, St Nicholas Circle, A47 King Richards Road (west), A47 Hinckley Road (west), A536 Lubbesthorpe Way (south)
  • There will be no access onto Narborough Road South from Lubbesthorpe Way. The traffic will be diverted via: Penman Way, Smith Way, Leicester Road 
  • There will be no access onto Narborough Road South from Narborough Road South. Traffic will be diverted via Soar Valley Way (east), A563 Glenhills Way (east), A563 Attlee Way (east), A563 Asquith Way (east), A5199 Welford Road (north), Almond Road, Aylestone Road, Oxford Street, Southgates, St Nicholas Circle, A47 King Richards Road (west), A47 Hinckley Road (west), A536 Lubbesthorpe Way (south), Penman Way, Smith Way, Leicester Road

Phase 5 - Road closure and route diversion map  Opens new window

Additional information will be issued as the works progress

Please revisit this webpage closer to the time to see diversion routes, due to be in place throughout August, alternatively follow us on Twitter 

Our highways teams observe Public Health England guidelines on social distancing, hand sanitising and safe working guidelines whenever and however possible. We are constantly monitoring the situation and government guidance being given and will make changes, if required.

We are continuing vital road maintenance works across its 2,789 miles of road to take advantage of the reduced traffic levels during the Coronavirus lockdown and ensure minimum disruption.

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