Work on Burleys Way flyover set to continue over the weekend after crash
Drivers in Leicester are being warned that work on Burleys Way flyover is likely to last over the weekend after a car accident yesterday.
The flyover will be partially closed for the next few days after the crash caused damage to its bridge parapets during the accident on Wednesday.
In the crash an Audi travelling from St Matthew’s Way to Burley’s Way hit a safety barrier on the opposite carriageway at about 7am.
The affected lane of the flyover will remain closed , for traffic travelling from Burleys Way towards St Matthew's Way will remain closed while contractors remove and replace the damaged sections.
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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.
Drivers can still use the roundabout beneath the flyover, but the extra traffic from the flyover means delays are likely.
Leicester City Council traffic manager Andy Thomas said: "The accident on Wednesday morning 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."