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Work begins on city street improvement

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Work on a £250,000 revamp of a street in Leicester city centre starts this week.

Berridge Street – a short stretch that connects Pocklington's Walk with Grey Friars – is to be refurbished as part of city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby's £19 million Connecting Leicester scheme for the city centre.

The existing footways will be reconstructed with block paving, with the pavement on the west side of the street widened.

The road will be resurfaced with red asphalt, with a traditional raised kerb constructed from pink granite.

Construction materials will match those used in the refurbishment of Cank Street, Loseby Lane and Silver Street.

Work is expected to take 10 weeks. Six on-street parking spaces will be lost.

Berridge Street will be closed to traffic while work is carried out, although access will be maintained for deliveries.

Sir Peter said: "The improvements to Berridge Street are a key part of our wider plan to reconnect the city centre with Leicester's historic old town.

"By creating more attractive routes such as this, we want to help people rediscover the city's many historical and architectural treasures."

No objections to the changes were received.


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