Burleys Flyover repair work after crash means more traffic delays for drivers in Leicester
A busy flyover is likely to be partially closed until next week after it was damaged in a car accident.
Burleys Flyover, on Leicester's inner ring road, was shut on Wednesday when a car travelling from St Matthew's Way hit a safety barrier on the opposite carriageway.
Drivers are being warned to expect delays and congestion while repair work and safety checks are carried out. The lane for traffic travelling from Burleys Way towards St Matthew's Way will remain closed while contractors remove and replace the damaged sections.
One lane of the slip road in the same direction, immediately next to the damaged parapet, will also periodically close to allow repair works to be completed.
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The work is likely to continue over the weekend. Leicester City Council traffic manager Andy Thomas said: "The accident caused damage to the flyover parapets, which means we've had to remove the debris and carry out checks to ensure that part of the flyover is safe for people to use.
"Burleys Flyover is a key part of the city's inner ring road, and it is used by thousands of motorists every day, so the knock-on effect of this accident and the necessary repair work are bound to cause some disruption.
"We are doing everything we can to get the site made safe and get the road fully re-opened as soon as possible."
Motorists can still use the roundabout beneath the flyover, but the extra traffic from the flyover means delays are likely.