Page last updated at 14:31 GMT, Thursday, 29 May 2008 15:31 UK

City upgrade schemes to get 3.9m

Improvement schemes for the city of Leicester worth 3.9m are due to be given the go-ahead.

Street upgrades near the Jewry Wall and Wharf Street South and pedestrian crossings at the railway station are included in the programme.

Money is also going towards the planned Park and Ride facility at Birstall.

The projects, funded by cash from the government's New Growth Points scheme, are set to get formal approval from the city council next week.

Park and Ride

The upgrade of Wharf Street South, the route between St Matthews and the Curve theatre is to get 500,000.

The Waterside area at Jewry Wall will receive 1.5m aimed at reconnecting it to High Street.

The crossings on the inner ring road near the railway station will be enhanced with 650,000.

The Birstall Park and Ride will get 600,000. There will also be work to complete the High Street upgrade and the planned park and ride terminus at St Nicholas Place.


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