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City traffic advice for Sunday matchday

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Motorists heading into the city, including for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Sale Sharks, are advised of possible traffic disruption.

The annual Nagar Kirtan procession, which last year attracted 10,000 Sikhs, will make its way through the city on Sunday, starting from the Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara in East Park Road between 11am and noon and following a route to Holy Bones, near St Nicholas Circle.

The route includes St Peter’s Road, Sparkenhoe Street, Swain Street, St George’s Way, Charles Street, Northampton Street, Granby Street, Gallowtree Gate, East Gates, High Street, St Nicholas Place and St Nicholas Circle before finishing at Holy Bones at 3pm.

There will be a series of rolling road closures and information signs will be in place on main routes into the city ahead of the procession. The city council’s Area Traffic Control team will be providing regular traffic and travel updates. 

Please allow extra time if you are travelling to Welford Road from this direction.

The Centrebus T4 matchday bus service from Market Bosworth will be unable to serve the last pick-up point on the route at King Richard’s Road in Westcotes.

Leicester assistant city mayor for culture, leisure and sport, Councillor Piara Singh Clair, said: “This event is one of the most significant in the Sikh religion and attracts thousands of people every year as spectators and in the procession itself.”

For traffic and travel updates visit  twitter.com/@ATCLeicester

In addition, the RMT Union has called a strike for Sunday 19 November that is expected to significantly impact CrossCountry Train Services throughout the day.