More than 100 new parking spaces being created in Leicester
Work to create new more than 100 new parking spaces on Leicester estates is well underway.
The city council says it has finished three projects costing more than £230,000.
A project to create 14 new parking places and a central grassy area in Ontario Close, St Matthews is done as is a new layby, parking area and adjoining footpath creating 15 new spaces in Bateman Road, New Parks.
A £96,000 programme of resurfacing work to create additional parking in Abbey Lane, Langley Avenue and Thurcaston Road is also complete.
The new car parking areas and lay-bys are part of an £750,000 programme of improvements.
The next stages of work will take place at over a dozen more locations across the city, including St Matthews, Rushey Mead, Thurncourt, New Parks, North Evington, Eyres Monsell, and Aylestone.
All the work is due to be carried out before April and will create over 70 new parking spaces.
In all, £496,000 is coming from the city council’s housing division, with £265,000 coming from the city council’s capital programme to improve parking.
Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said: “As part of our parking improvement plan, we’re looking to make the most of the parking available in the city, and this programme of work is part of that.
“Residents in many neighbourhoods have come to us with parking issues, and we’ve look at where changes can be made to create more parking spaces.
“In some places we’re creating lay-bys to stop people parking on soft, muddy verges, and in other places it’s a case of widening carriageways to enable safe on-street parking, or resurfacing existing spaces to make sure they are in a usable condition.”
Wider public consultation on Leicester City Council’s parking improvement plan 2016-19 ran from August 10 to September 30.
The responses will now be used to help draw up plans covering city parking over the next three years.