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Better access for city landmark
Work to provide better access to an historic 15th Century gateway in Leicester is almost finished after a series of roadwork projects.

The city's Magazine Gateway has been difficult to access since the ring road was built in the 1960s.

The traffic project around the building, located on an island in the ring road, has cost about 4m.

The gateway was used by King Richard III when he rode out to fight in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

Public square

The project was jointly funded by De Montfort University and Leicester City Council.

Northbound vehicles on the Ring Road will permanently move to the east side of the Magazine, leaving the other side clear of traffic, starting on Thursday.

The newly-cleared lane will be transformed by De Montfort University into new public squares which will lead up to the Magazine.

The Magazine is an early 15th Century three-storey gatehouse, built by the Third Earl of Leicester.



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