A50/A6- Leicester North West Major Transport Corridor

Project Summary

The Leicester North West Investment corridor is an investment programme totalling £19 million. Its aim is to improve movement and accessibility in and out of Leicester.

Better use of the A50 and A6 corridors to access the PUA will mitigate the impact of growth elsewhere in the LLEP area. The completed road network will reduce congestion into Leicester and assist the efficient operation of local businesses. Without this intervention congestion will continue to increase and become a severe barrier to our local economy.

Phase one of the project (2015 – 2017) involved:

  • The construction of two roundabouts
  • Improvements at Aikman Avenue junction
  • Improvements to walking and cycling routes

This was successfully completed on time and on budget.

Phase two (2017 – 2021) is now progressing through the design and planning stages.

Project Stats

Project Sponsors Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council
LLEP investment £16.2m
Start date July 2015
End date 2021


Project Outcomes

Total length of resurfaced roads 4km
Total length of new cycle ways 15.4km
Footway improved 0.3km
Pedestrian Crossing Facilities 1.25km
Support for the development of over 2,000 homes and potentially 75,000sqm of commercial work space
Reduced journey times due to reduction in congestion on the highway network
Benefits to business due to improved accessibility
Improved footpaths and cycleways leading to long-term health benefits for residents