Foxhunter Roundabout, Leicestershire
Midlands Highways Alliance
Client: Leicestershire County Council (LCC)
Duration: 12 weeks
Completion: September 2009
A major junction improvement scheme to improve safety and cut traffic queues
Foxhunter roundabout is a signalised, four arm intersection of the B4114 and the B582, on an extremely busy route into Leicester and the Fosse Park retail park. Changes to the roundabout involved extensive widening and re-profiling with new and improved traffic signals. Following extensive development, they are designed to ease growing traffic pressure on the highway network, whilst also improving access for all highway users.
The Works were designed to complement the adjacent Enderby Park and Ride facility (also designed by LCC and
constructed by Tarmac) and involved:
- Improved and new crossings over the key junctions for pedestrians, cyclists and pupils using the nearby Enderby
Danemill primary school, including new footways and cycleways.
- Extra traffic lanes both on the roundabout itself and on the approaches to it to provide extra vehicle capacity.
- New traffic signals, controlled by a dynamic ‘SCOOT’ system.
- Reducing the likelihood of traffic using adjacent residential roads as a ‘rat run’ to avoid queuing at the roundabout.
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Matthew Lugg, LCC Director of Environment and Transport says:
“This junction improvement provides significant benefits to local residents and will be a tremendous boost to the thousands of drivers who use this busy route every day.”