The City Council is carrying out changes to lane markings and the layout of the section of Welford Road between Chapel Lane and Meadvale Road.  The changes include a pedestrian refuge to make it easier to corss near Muston Gardens, two new islands in the road, hatched areas in the centra of the road and a shared pedestrian footpath and cycle path on the east side of the road.  While the work is being done from 13th to 29th August, that section of the road is closed to southbound traffic, which has been causing considerable traffic jams on London Road and through parts of South Knighton.

The Council plan to monitor traffic flows once the scheme has been completed, using police CCTV cameras, on-site observations and customer feedback forms.