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Congestion plans to go on display

10 June 07 11:33 GMT

Plans to cut congestion near a Leicestershire town are to go on display to get residents' feedback.

The work in the Blaby area is designed to complement the new Fosse Park park and ride and also to ease growing pressure around junction 21 of the M1.

Extra traffic lanes, new cycle lanes and cyclist and pedestrian crossings are proposed for the B582.

Some residents have opposed the park and ride plans saying more traffic will cause serious congestion.

'Ambitious plans'

The work will concentrate on the Foxhunter roundabout, the Whetstone Tip access junction and Enderby Road at the Victoria Road junction.

Nicholas Rushton, deputy leader of the county council, with responsibility for Highways and Transportation, said: "These are ambitious plans to reduce long-running congestion problems.

"We are keen to hear everyone's views so we can finalise the plans and get on with the work as soon as possible."

Plans will go on show at Blaby District Council Offices on 18 June, Whetstone Parish Council Offices on 20 June and Enderby Police Headquarters on 23 June.

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