No traffic issues as work starts
Traffic experts said there were no reports of any problems during the first day of work on a controversial project to install bus lanes on one of the busiest routes into Leicester.
Thousands of people objected to a £5 million project which aims to ease congestion on the A426 from Blaby into the city.
Work started on Monday, with lanes on the Glen Parva stretch of the road narrowed to allow work on water pipes and cables in the pavement and street.
A spokesman for Area Traffic Control said they had received no reports of any problems. The work, funded by Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council and Arriva, will continue until April, when more intensive work will start.
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Officers at Leicestershire County Council said the 24-hour bus lanes would make buses more reliable, ease congestion and make the road safer for cyclists.
The work will be paid for by a £2.5 million Government grant, supplemented by £1.5 million from the city council, £595,000 from the county council and £290,000 from Arriva.