Changes to bus routes as new road through Leicester city centre opens

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A new link road in Leicester is set to open for the first time tomorrow.

The route between Mansfield Street and Belgrave Gate has been completed as part of a £4 million project to improve bus journey times in the city centre.

The new road, called Savoy Street, is intended to provide a quick route for buses leaving the Haymarket bus station, and form part of a new, improved connection for pedestrians between the city’s two bus stations.

Work on the scheme began nearly a year ago, and as part of the development both Mansfield Street and Sandacre Street have been upgraded.

Savoy Street will be open to buses, taxis and cyclists. The current bus

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