Leicester

Drivers warned over Leicester subway repairs

Commuters in Leicester face months of disruption as repairs are carried out to a bridge on the city's outer ring-road.

Work is due to start on Monday to strengthen and repair the Soar Valley Way subway.

It is expected to cause tailbacks in both directions along the route and Lutterworth Road junction.

Leicester City Council said repairs will be carried out to damaged parapets as well as surfacing and paint work.

Minimum disruption

Soar Valley Way and Lutterworth Road junction is one of the city's key routes connecting the south of Leicester to the M1.

The council said work would be phased, one lane of the ring-road will remain open in each direction to keep disruption to a minimum.

There will also be temporary 30mph speed restrictions near the subway repairs for the duration of the scheme.

Work is expected to last about four months, the council said.

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