Don't demolish Belgrave flyover
While I hope that no-one suffered more than whiplash injuries in both incidents on and around the Burleys Way flyover and Belgrave Gate roundabout last Wednesday morning, I do hope the mayor, Lord Sainsbury and any of the Sainsbury development and planning team were caught up in the ensuing traffic chaos.
This is what happens when one lane of a flyover is closed. So how will it be when the Belgrave flyover is demolished?
All right, it may not be a major inner ring road, but it does carry traffic into and out of the city, while the inside lane puts traffic towards Humberstone Road (A47) and Abbey Lane (A563).
Traffic is heavily congested at present and with its removal it will be diabolical.
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Surely the recent events must have made someone think "let's see what happens before it is demolished, let's shut it down for a two to four-week trial period". Then when we realise it will not work, open it up again.
Ian G Lambert, Anstey Heights.
With the recent crash on Burleys Way flyover and it being closed, which resulted in traffic chaos around the city, perhaps those who want to demolish Belgrave Road flyover will wake up and take note of what will happen if they get their way.
This, too, will create in that area a large traffic jam day after day.
Still, we can admire the nice roundabout while we wait.
Cliff Burdett, Leicester.